The Sexual Politics of Meat
February 25 – April 30, 2017.
Curated by artists Kathryn Eddy, Janell O’Rourke, L.A. Watson
The Sexual Politics of Meat (SPOM) exhibition is a traveling show curated by artists: Kathryn Eddy, Janell O’Rourke & L.A. Watson, and features fourteen contemporary women artists whose work has been inspired by the eco-feminist theories presented in Carol J. Adams’ book, The Sexual Politics of Meat. The SPOM exhibition aims to not simply illustrate the ideas found in the book but instead, highlights how artists internalize theory and create original work as a result; the exhibit will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the book.
The Sexual Politics of Meat, by Carol J. Adams explores the ways that women and animals are marginalized and objectified in patriarchal cultures. Through an exploration of how persons might literally and metaphorically become “pieces of meat,” Adams analyses the object-status of nonhuman animals and its relationship to the objectification of women throughout visual and literary culture.
Through their work, the artists of SPOM examine intersecting oppressions based on gender, race and species, exploring what objectification means to them personally, politically and poetically. Working in a wide variety of media the artists of SPOM ask, “How does someone become something?”
Featured artists: Nava Atlas, Patricia Denys, Kathryn Eddy, Suzy González, Hester Jones, Renee Lauzon, Maria Lux, lynn mowson, Janell O’Rourke, Olaitan Valerie Callender-Scott, Angela Singer, Sunaura Taylor, L.A. Watson, Yvette Watt.
Stop by the museum gift shop or order a copy online of the exhibition catalog, The Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore “The Sexual Politics of Meat.”
Thank you to our exhibit sponsors -
Dates: February 25 - April 30, 2017