Above: Rania Matar, Hiba, Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp, Beirut Lebanon, 2010.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The gallery is closed December 17, 2018 - January 4, 2019 for Hotchkiss winter break.
The Tremaine Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit featuring the work of seven women photographers: Nadine Boughton, Blake Fitch, Nancy Grace Horton, Marky Kauffmann, Tira Khan, Rania Matar, and Emily Schiffer. The exhibit, Outspoken: Seven Women Photographers will run November 2, 2018 - January 13, 2019. A gallery talk with curator and photographer Marky Kauffmann followed by a reception and exhibit preview is scheduled for Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. The exhibit has traveled to galleries throughout the northeast including Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy; Cornelius Ayer Wood '13 Gallery, Middlesex School; De Menil Gallery, Groton School; Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College; and Providence Center for Photographic Arts.
The award-winning photographers gathered for the exhibit depict a range of cultural experiences, ages, and settings in their portrayal of the lives of women and girls, from early childhood to advanced age, from refugee camp to backyard clothesline - all with the aim to amplify the voices of women and girls. In the words of curator, educator, and photographer Marky Kauffmann, "The images in this show ask the viewer to question assumptions about what is fair, right, or possible for women and girls. What do girls get to do or be before the cultural onslaught inevitably comes? If growing up is in part about gaining power over our lives, then what do girls gain or lose as they navigate the hurdles with which they are confronted? What happens to the search for identity in a patriarchal world? As a female, do I dare stand out, shout out, be outspoken?"
The Tremaine Art Gallery is located in the main building of The Hotchkiss School. With education at the heart of its mission, the gallery hosts approximately six exhibitions a year. For more information about this and other events at The Hotchkiss School, phone 860.435.4423 or visit www.hotchkiss.org/arts. The Tremaine Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.