Louise Lawler, CS #204, 1990

First Fridays

First Friday: Let me talk to you man to man by Erica Mendritzki

  • February 5, 2016, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

Free!  Everyone welcome!  

To engage with the history of ideas or the history of art, as a woman, is to jump into a century-spanning conversation where the topics of discussion and the rules of engagement have long ago been set by men. In this lecture, Erica Mendritzki will explore how artists like Rosemarie Trockel, Louise Lawler and Ana Mendieta have subverted, admired, parodied and taken revenge on the patriarchal canon.

  • Erica Mendritzki

    Erica Mendritzki is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on painting and drawing. Thematically, her work deals with embarrassment, bodily strangeness, communication problems and power. She teaches a range of studio courses at the U of M and her writing regularly appears in Border Crossings. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Let me talk to you man to man at G Gallery in Toronto and Sinon, l’hiver at La Maison des artistes in Winnipeg. 

    Erica Mendritzki, New Contract, oil on wood panel, 20" x 16", 2015