Susana Jacobson (MFA Senior Critic) and Julie Schneider (Head of Undergrad Art at Penn) in exhibition at Rowan University, NJ

Susana V. Jacobson, Qu Pi, 2008

Rowan Gallery Addresses Women's ‘DOUBLE BIND’ In New Exhibit

GLASSBORO – Bringing an artistic view to Women’s History Month, the Rowan University Art Gallery presents DOUBLE BIND: Women Telling It Slant

Exhibition Dates: February 16 – March 20, 2009

A gallery talk followed by a reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 5 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm in the gallery.

“A person in a double bind receives a conflicting message, whereby the action taken is wrong no matter what choice she makes,” notes curator and gallery director Kathryn McFadden. “Catch-22s historically have been used 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 represented include New Jersey artist Jackie Sandro as well as Susana V. Jacobson from Utah, Jennifer Justice from Illinois, Lauren McAdams from Arizona, Julie Saecker Schneider & Nancy Wright from Pennsylvania and Sylvia Sleigh from New York.

For information, call 856-256-4521 or visit www.rowan.edu/fpa/artgallery

The Rowan University Art Gallery
Westby Hall (lower level)
Rowan University
Route 322
Glassboro, NJ

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