Sep 7th 2018

Patty Carroll: Anonymous Women

@ One After 909

906 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL, 60622

Opening Friday, September 7th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, October 20th

One After 909 highlights photographer Patty Carroll in a solo exhibition entitled, “Anonymous Women.” In the first variations of this decade-long series, “Anonymous Women” playfully explored the intricacies of homemaking and femininity, while the most current work depicts their twisted friction. Throughout the series, intense, meticulously decorated scenes envelop the female figure. She meets domestic disasters camouflaged within the sanctuary she so carefully built. Despite the leaps and bounds of progress the women’s movement has made over the course of her lifetime, with this work Carroll recognizes how far we still have to go. Subverted in the dark humor of exaggerated interiors lies her lethal critique of our lingering tendencies to reduce femininity to domesticity.

This exhibition at One After 909 features the most current iteration of the “Anonymous Women” series, with photographs of scenes made entirely in the artist’s studio, and a site-specific installation. This new chapter is a grim one that illustrates powerlessness and a deprivation of agency that permeates the female experience even today.

The Opening Reception for “Patty Carroll: Anonymous Women” will take place on Friday, September 7 from 6-9 pm. Wine and beer will be served.

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