See: Faith Wilding’s Feminist Mutants Take on Monsanto

Works both old and new by Wilding are on view at Western Exhibitions in Chicago.

Organize! , 2016
Faith Wilding, Organize! (2016). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding

“Un-Natural Parables”
Western Exhibitions, Chicago
November 3-December 22, 2017

 

What the Gallery Says: “In Gallery 1, the gallery will present Natural Parables, a body of work last exhibited in 1985; large watercolor/drawing hybrids paired with oil-on-panel paintings shaped like pods. In Gallery 2 will be a new series of mixed-media watercolor paintings, Paraguay: Republica de la Soya, that reflect on the artist’s recent on-the-ground research into her birth country’s ongoing ecological crises… Un-Natural Parables marries two distinct time periods in Wilding’s practice, connecting yet book-ending her early exploration and development of a feminist vernacular with the political concerns that emerged as part of a cyber-feminist practice that delved into reproductive biotech, labor, science, and global capitalism.”

Why It’s Worth a Look: Wilding, a pillar of the feminist art movement, more than deserves your attention.

What It Looks Like:

1 / 54 Installation view "Un-Naturables"

Installation view Faith Wilding’s “Un-Naturables” at Western Exhibitions. Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Natural Parables 1 , 1982

Faith Wilding, Natural Parables 1 (1982). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Natural Parables 2

Faith Wilding, Natural Parables 2. Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding, <em>Natural Parables 3</em> (1982).Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding, Natural Parables 3 (1982). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding, <em>Natural Parables 4</em> (1982).Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding, Natural Parables 4 (1982). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Natural Parables 5 , 1982

Faith Wilding, Natural Parables 5 (1982). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding, <em>Natural Parables 6 </em>. Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding, Natural Parables 6 (1982). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Natural Parables Plan , 1981

Faith Wilding, Natural Parables Plan (1981). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Installation view "Un-Naturables"

Installation view Faith Wilding’s “Un-Naturables” at Western Exhibitions. Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding, <em>Papyrus Leaves 3</em> (2017). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding, Papyrus Leaves 3 (2017). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Papyrus Leaves 2 , 2017

Faith Wilding, Papyrus Leaves 2 (2017). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding, <em>Papyrus Leaves 5</em> (2017). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding, Papyrus Leaves 5 (2017). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding, <em>Serpent </em>.Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding, Serpent (2017). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding Tree of Life (2017). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Faith Wilding Tree of Life (2017). Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.

Installation view "Un-Naturables"

Installation view Faith Wilding’s “Un-Naturables” at Western Exhibitions. Image courtesy Western Exhibitions.


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