Rowan University Art Gallery
DOUBLE BIND: Women Telling it Slant
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
A person in a double bind receives a conflicting message, whereby the action taken is wrong no matter what choice she makes. Catch-22s have been used historically to restrict women and challenge their roles as leaders. Considering Emily Dickinson's suggestion to "Tell the truth, but tell it slant", this exhibition will feature works that address or question old-fashioned double binds and new-fangled twists through the artistic device of indirection. Works in the exhibition take on visual strategies such as metaphor, parody, irony and narrative. Artists invited to participate include Susana V. Jacobson, Jennifer Justice, Lauren McAdams, Jackie Sandro, Julie Saecker Schneider, Sylvia Sleigh and Nancy Wright. This show marks a commemoration of Women's History Month.