Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present “Truth as a Contested Concept,” an exhibition juried by Indira Freitas Johnson. Included are works by 44 artists including 16 artists from Illinois.
“We used to think of ‘truth’ as being absolute, says Johnson. “That our choices were binary. But today ‘truth’ is a contested concept. One of the many questions that come up is whether truth is subject to human interpretation. Does truth change according to circumstances so that what is true for a particular time is not true at a different time? Does this mean that truth for one person may not necessarily be the same for everyone? If this is the case then can anyone really know the truth?” Artists in this exhibition are wrestling with the concept of truth looking outward at the world around us and inward toward one’s personal truth.
Exhibiting Artists: Mia Adams, Rossella Agostini, Giovanna Aguirre-Peresson, Jenny E. Balisle, Colby Parker Beutel, Melissa Blount, Michael Borowski, Anko Chang, Mahwish Chishty, Jeanne Ciravolo, Suzanne Scott Constantine, Briar Craig, Katya Fedotova, Vanessa Filley, Michael Gallagher, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Joyce Goodman, Kelly Hensen, Judith Hladik-Voss, Stephanie Holliger, Linda R. James, Judith Joseph, Cynthia Kerby, Venise Keys, Betty Jane Lau, Léo Lee, Carron Little, Lizzy Martinez, Kelsey Miller, Cristin Millett, Nina Moyer, Darren Oberto, Natalie Jackson O’Neal, Jaye Schlesinger, Catherine Schwalbe, Samuel Schwindt, Anne Stamats, Dorothy Straughter, Laura Travnicek, Nancy VanKanegan, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Mariko Ventura + Bert Menco, Lisa Whiting, Jeanne Wilkinson.
Curator | Juror: Indira Freitas Johnson
Award winning artist and educator, Indira Freitas Johnson’s passion to make art part of everyday life and to involve local communities in the art process is evident in all her work. Influenced by an artist father and a mother who was a social activist, Johnson believes strongly that art and activism are a powerful combination for social change.
(Image: artwork by Mia Adams)