Division of Labor addresses the impact of parenthood on an artist’s creative practice and career. Featuring a select group of emergent to internationally recognized contemporary artists working across media, a diversity of perspectives and approaches are represented. Division of Laborexamines direct links between the aesthetics, materiality and meaning of an artists work in relation to parenthood while also revealing unexpected moments at the intersection of artmaking and family life.
Inventive modes of display, early morning and all-ages events, and advocacy-based auxiliary programming combine the creative approaches to art making-while-parenting on view with community-building, interactivity, and activism.
Artists include: Alberto Aguilar, Candida Alvarez, Claire Ashley, Lise Haller Baggesen, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Heather Mekkelson, Paul Nudd, John Preus, Brittany Southworth-LaFlamme, Tony Tasset, Ann Toebbe, Jim Trainor, Selina Trepp, and Andrew Yang.
Chicago Artists in the Reading Room include: AREA Chicago, Susan Bright, Jeffrey Brown, Cultural ReProducers, Christa Donner, Poetry Magazine, Melissa Potter, Keiler Roberts, Fred Sasaki & August Sasaki and Chris Ware.
Curated by: Christa Donner and Thea Liberty Nichols