Women considered to have hysteria exhibited a wide array of symptoms, including faintness, nervousness, sexual desire, insomnia, fluid retention, heaviness in the abdomen, shortness of breath, irritability, loss of appetite for food or sex and a “tendency to cause trouble”.
WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) asked our members to submit works that related to the title “Hysteria”. Founding member Beth Bergman has curated this exhibit which will include a wide range of media including such works as Susan Hensel’s fiber piece “Bound and Constricted”. Our mission is “WARM empowers and supports all feminist artists by honoring the legacy of the past and by building a viable future.” By asking Bergman to curate we call on her long established expertise to create a show that will be exhibited at the University of Minnesota where we hope to engage feminists of the next generation.
Artists exhibiting: P.J. Bovio, Susan Hensel, Jes Reyes, Meranda Turbak, Peggy Wright, Andrea Canter, Karlyn Atkinson Berg, Joan Kloiber, Kristen Palm, Karen Wilcox, Margery Peterson, Shari Zimmermann, Natalie McGuire, Sally Power, Shelia D Nelson, Pamela Joann Christensen, Kristi Harvey, Deborah Splain, Amy Usdin, Mary Alterman, Gayle Novick, Sara Voigts, Jodi Janz, Cory Favre, Elizabeth Blair.
Open Reception: February, 1st 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Show runs from January 25th to March 8th
Larson Gallery, 2017 Buford Ave # 25A, St Paul, MN 55108
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 11-4, Thursdays 11-6, Friday 11-4
Image: Bound and Constricted by Susan Hensel