Behind the Mask
The Art of Women Welders
Curated by Karen Dimit
and Janet Rutkowski
Exhibition on view:
March 7 - April 28, during gallery hours:
Thursday & Friday, 5-9pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 2-9pm
Opening reception: March 7, 6-9pm
Culture Lab LIC is excited to announce Behind the Mask, an exhibition showcasing the art of women artists who weld and work in metal.
It is a misconception that there are few women working in metal in the arts. Throughout our history there have been many now-famous women who have made great strides in metalwork including: Barbara Hepworth, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Louise Bourgeois, Deborah Butterfield, Alice Aycock , etc
The Behind the Mask exhibition features Wappen Field, an installation by Michelle Jaffé. Wappen Field is a sculpture and sound installation comprised of 12 chrome-plated steel helmets resembling face guards. Each helmet is a resonant chamber, where their dedicated speakers transform the sculptural installation into an immersive audio environment.
Vocal recordings created for Wappen Field by Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, culled from seven diverse performers, are composed by Michelle Jaffé and spatialized algorithmically by David Reeder in SuperCollider.
Karen Kettering Dimit
Gaelle Hintzy Marcel
Wendy Kaplan Friend
Culture Lab LIC
5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City,
New York, NY 11101 ( Map )