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.