Tag: Shaw Gallery

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Between Force and Fragility: Lydia Okumura and the gendered nuances of Minimalist sculpture

When writing about sculpture, critics often use inadvertently masculine vernacular, expending such terms as “dominant” or “forceful” in describing a work’s construction and effect. While feminist scholars are right to point out how such terminology perpetuates art history’s highly patriarchal cannon, it’s perhaps also uncommon to connote femininity […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

We are the People: Experiments in Contemporary Indigenism at WSU’s Shaw Gallery

Overshadowed and undervalued by the history of Caucasian colonizers, the diverse tapestry of America’s indigenous peoples is frequently molded together to form a digestible monolithic narrative. An increasingly urgent call to arms regarding minority representation in art accompanied the civil rights movements of the 1960s and, while significant […]

Exhibition Reviews | Visual Arts

As You Pull Away, It Comes Into Focus: Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor in the Shaw Gallery

  It would be helpful if words could capture the sequence of impressions created by a first encounter with Confetti and Distress, Honey and Suspicion. We know what to expect with paintings and sculpture, and increasingly now with performance, installation, video—all the newer media that have become familiar […]