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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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