Art Credit: Just a Trim (detail) 2023
Like Mother, Like Daughter
Exhibition: October 6 – December 2, 2023
Artist Reception: Thursday, October 5, 5-7 p.m.
Generously sponsored by:
Lauren Bertelson’s mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother have left literal and metaphorical scars in her family archive. Those photos document their struggles in wanting to be seen and appreciated for the intensive domestic labor they participated in while also displaying palpable trauma from rejection and dismissal of their accomplishments. Lauren’s work emerges from their desires to both create and destroy, combining self-portraiture with a variety of domestic crafts to create a feminist body of work that simultaneously recognizes her matrilineage and elevates domestic work to contemporary art. Her practice is about love and anger and the transfer of these sentiments through generations of women.