Sue Johnson and Constance McBride both explore the lives of their respective mothers. In Johnson’s Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines, she invites us to look at historical representations of women and domestic machines as intertwined. She is “reimaging what her mother experienced navigating issues of identity in this era” when representations of women “were constructed to be both the consumer and the consumed at the same time”. Johnson investigates issues of female identity using images projected into women by the external world of mass media.
Constance McBride illuminates the experience of her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease through her Lonely Girls series. Through clay, wire, color, and texture she explores the internal life and isolation of those suffering with dementia.
Curated by Erica Loustau and Sara Ganter