CALL FOR ARTISTS:
Exhibition title: Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflections on Contemporary Domestic Life!
Location: Edward Hopper House Art Center main gallery
Dates of exhibition: August 22-October18, 2015
Deadline for proposals: January 15, 2015
Edward Hopper House is seeking proposals from artists whose work embodies themes relating to “Domesticity.” Domesticity is defined as life inside a home and the activities of the family or of the people who share the home. Home is the emotional center of our existence in a somewhat fragmented society. Historically, the events that take place within these spaces have been subject matter for artists, expressing the social themes that impacted their daily lives. Nineteenth Century American artists produced sentimental visions of life portraying the idyllic family. In contrast, contemporary artists’ depictions of everyday life are complex reflections of house and home. Today’s artists challenge idealized social and familial expectations: relationship tensions, gender roles, rituals, and personal and cultural traditions are seen with layered meanings.
For more information about the exhibit and submission process, click here.