March 16, 2018 - May 20, 2018
March 16, 6-9pm
Habitat is a multi-disciplinary village of artist environments that examines the cosmos, domesticity, and women’s roles in intimate spaces. Curated by Laura Marsh, visitors are immersed in a series of installations made by individual artists and collaboratives.
Inspired by an article written by Anne-Marie Slaughter, Why Women Still Can’t Have It All, RPM Project stands for artist collaborative of Rhonda Mitrani, Patricia Schnall Gutierrez, and Marina Font. RPM explores the ongoing conversation between women and what they contend with when they juggle their personal and professional lives. They render a dining table as blobby chairs and talking heads. Referencing artists like Carrie Mae Weems, who utilizes the kitchen table as a performative space, RPM focuses on the division of labor and pressure to pull off perfection in a fractured world.
Artist duo Annie Blazejack + Geddes Levenson provide a participatory tent with bleached fabric, referencing the book Herland, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the author of The Yellow Wallpaper.
Eurydice, fiber artist and writer. covers the Immersive Gallery walls with embroidered contours of women who overlap and stare back at the viewer, averting the traditional male gaze in art history. Eurydice critiques how women’s bodies are used to represent passion, redemption, the spoils of war, and conquest to justify major events in history. In light of the #metoo movement, the artist challenges the societal imposition that women are taught to think of themselves as fractured objects.
Sri Prahba connects the cosmic with a meditative experience, encouraging the viewer to reflect on one’s own sense of space and self. His research across ecology, geology, spirituality, and science spans a range of mediums.
- Pip Brant
- Marina Font
- Patricia Schnall-Gutierrez
- Nick Mahshie
- Rhonda Mitrani
- Annie Blazejack + Geddes Levenson
- Karen Rifas
- RPM Projects
Habitat is funded in part by a grant from Funding Arts Broward.