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NEXT EVENT: Thursday October 19
12 p.m.-5 p.m.

'Westering Women': Alison Sweet

Exhibition runs Oct. 12-21. A reception will be held Oct. 20 from 6-9 p.m.

Alison Sweet’s Master of Fine Arts exhibition, "Westering Women," is a look at how women were overlooked and type cast in the interwoven history and romanticized mythology of the American West.

In this intermedia installation, Alison Sweet uses historical photographs of her great grandfather's failed homestead in Eastern Montana, sewing which was traditionally women’s labor deemed unimportant to document, patterns constructed from sifted flour, and an anti-western dual channel video projection shot on location at the Medicine Rocks, Montana homestead.

Together, these artworks address how and why history is written and the continuing issue of having inaccurate history recorded. The exhibition portrays a feminist stance on how women were, and continue to be, represented in history and the media.

For more information about the historical background for this exhibition visit: www.alisonsweet.com

Image courtesy of the artist.

For more information please contact:
Grant Vetter
Fine Art
Grant.Vetter@asu.edu
480-760-1709
Step Gallery at Grant Street Studios, Downtown Phoenix campus