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Faith Wilding Presents "Imago Femina" at Loudhailer Gallery



Sep 12 2015 - Oct 24 2015


LOCATION

Loudhailer Gallery
2648 La Cienega Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

FORMAT

Exhibition

Discipline

Visual Arts

Loudhailer presents Imago Femina, an exhibition of watercolors created in 1978 by Faith Wilding. Faith Wilding is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work addresses aspects of the somatic, psychic, and sociopolitical history of the body.  While best known for her works Waiting and the Crocheted Environment (Womb Room), first displayed at the legendary Womanhouse in 1972 – the considered implementation of materials in Imago Femina serves to reinforce these ideals, and provides an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the lesser-known 2-D works of a legendary artist.


Imago Femina: A new language of “female forms” or perhaps the rebirth of a language of “becoming,” of metamorphosis, of shapes, of possibility.  Wilding’s inspiration for the Imago Femina series was instigated by her research into early medieval herbals, bestiaries, alchemical manuscripts and Books of Hours of the Virgin.  Imago hovers between pagan and Christian, metaphysical and materialized, between botanical depiction and visionary iconology.


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