Exhibition and symposium: 'Complicated Labors' opens Feb. 5

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An art exhibition--featuring historical and contemporary work at the intersection of feminism and maternity--opens on Wednesday, February 5, at UCSC's Sesnon Gallery.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a one-day symposium and a screening series organized by UCSC assistant professor of film & digital media Irene Lusztig and University of Alberta art history professor Natalie Loveless.

Symposium: Complicated Labors:
feminism, maternity, and creative practice

Wednesday, February 5: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
UCSC’s Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), Rm 306

10:30 a.m: Keynote address by Mary Kelly, artist, feminist, writer, and professor of art and critical theory in the School of Art and Architecture at UCLA

Participants: Amra Brooks, Mary Kelly, Natalie Loveless, Irene Lusztig, Jill Miller, Kate Moses, Micah Perks, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Michelle Tea and The Mother Art Collective

Exhibition:
Sesnon Gallery February 5 to March 15
Curated by Irene Lusztig
Assistant Professor of Film & Digital Media, UCSC

Featured artists: Lenka Clayton, Celia Cooley, Mary Kelly, Natalie Loveless, Irene Lusztig, Jill Miller, Mother Art Collective, Alejandra Herrera Silva, Mierle Laderman Ukeles. Also featuring Video Program Artists: Myrel Chernick, Masha Godavannaya, Beth Hall and Mark Cooley, Courtney Kessel, Ellina Kevorkian, Dillon Paul and Lindsey Wolkowicz

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 5,  from 5 p.m to 7 p.m.at Sesnon Gallery with installation performance by Alejandra Herrera Silva 

FREE admission to all events
Parking $4

Sesnon Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 12-5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 12-8 p.m.
Located at Porter College, UC Santa Cruz

For more information, contact:Shelby Graham and Mark Shunney sesnon@ucsc.edu, curator Irene Lusztig;ilusztig@ucsc.edu, or call (831) 459-2314 or 459-5667, or visit the Gallery web site.