In conjunction with sculptor Laura Davis' SOLO exhibition "Legacy of Loneliness" at Threewalls, which, amongst other themes, grapples with the predominantly male history of modern sculpture, "Our Legacies, Ourselves" brings together a panel of respected women artists who, like Davis, are interested in reflecting on the role gender has played in the process of their development (pedagogical, artistic, and professional) and self-identification as sculptors. Through a discussion of their distinct relationships with the mainstream history of modern sculpture, the sculptors on this panel will present personal interpretations of the sculptural legacy they've inherited. This event is also in association with Laura Davis' The Elsen Drawings, a publication with Soberscove Press.
Biography of Speaker/Presenter:
Laura Davis is a Chicago based artist whose work examines the intersection of craft, design and art by using display structures to conflate notions of value and context through sculpture, drawing and installation. Davis’ most recent solo exhibition, Histrionic Renovation, was a site-specific installation created for the Mies van der Rohe designed McCormick house at the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL. She has been featured in many group exhibitions includingHomebodies at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Two Histories of the World (Part 2) at Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. Davis received her MFA from the University of Chicago in 2004, her BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 1996 and teaches in the department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.