Lynette Charters Presents: THE MISSING WOMEN/PARENTS SERIES
Through November 2022
The Missing Woman/Parents Series references well-known paintings throughout history. It is a playful yet earnest look at how women are presented but not represented in art, society, and history. The image of the woman’s body is omitted from renderings of famous paintings, leaving on show the board it was painted on, to highlight the lack of documented female genius recorded in history, lack of societal appreciation and wage equality, lack of proportional representation in politics, and other disparities. Some of these disparities have been exacerbated with the mass exodus of parents from the workforce to care for family members during the pandemic and are due to worsen yet more with the current attacks on reproductive rights. From a young age, women are encouraged to succeed and at the same time take on supportive roles. They juggle multiple responsibilities, all while being underpaid and pressured to look picture perfect—all of which are themes that underscore this thought-provoking exhibition.