Order and Disorder: Artist Mothers at MAWA
Opening reception: Friday, May 6, 2016, 5-9pm at MAWA
Exhibition continues until May 27, 2016
Having children demands order: meals, tooth brushing, appointments, bedtimes, lessons, childcare and school all must be attended to. But mothers’ lives can be disorderly. Yesterday’s carefully folded clothing is today’s laundry snarl. Crumbs and crafts riddle the floors. One sick kid throws all plans out the window. Artist-mothers’ careers and practices ride the detours of the mommy track. Sometimes it helps to impose order, other times to ignore life’s messes and let things go. And sometimes you find beauty right in the middle of chaos.