Reflecting on Women in Public Life
From September 21 through December 30, works by Daisy Rockwell are on view in the Regional Artist Gallery at the Bennington Museum. ‘The Topless Jihadi and Other Curious Birds’ includes different groups of paintings, that look at women in political or public situations, and draw on images the artist discovered on the Internet. The paintings cover topics as diverse as Whitney Houston’s death, Vladimir Putin and his alleged girlfriend, a rhythmic gymnast, and miniature paintings of women’s mug shots, and members of a Ukranian feminist group that stages political protests topless. This exhibit explores the role of women in public life today, examining all manner of curious birds. Daisy Rockwell lives in North Bennington, and is a painter, writer and translator.
The Bennington Museum, located at 75 Main Street (Route 9), in Bennington, Vt. Visit benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-447-1571 for more information.