Location Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Events at Armory Center for the Arts
Three exhibitions open Saturday. “Faith Wilding: Fearful Symmetries” is the first retrospective of the influential feminist artist. “Parlor at the Armory: The World that Begins Where Our Skin Ends” is a multi-artist residency investigating the space between the personal and the public, presented by the Women’s Center for Creative Work. Constance Mallinson’s “Free Painting” concludes the Armory’s “Expanding an Expansive Subject” series. All three open with receptions from 6 to 8 p.m. “Faith Wilding” and “Parlor at the Armory” continue through Jan. 3. “Free Painting” continues through Nov. 28.
The first retrospective exhibition of the influential feminist artist, "Fearful Symmetries" features a selection of works from Wilding’s studio practice spanning the past forty years, highlighting a range of works on paper – drawings, watercolors, collage and paintings – exhibited together here for the first time. Taking up key, allegorical imagery in Wilding’s work, the exhibition focuses on themes of “becoming,” both the transformative event itself, and the threshold to transfiguration.