Gendered Perspectives Exhibit
November 23, 2015
Jess Dugan, who traveled to Peoria to co-juror the "Gendered Perspectives" exhibition sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies and the Bradley Galleries, gave a noontime lecture titled "A Decade of Visual Activism." Speaking to an audience of more than fifty, Dugan discussed her work as an artist exploring issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community, including her recent monograph Every breath we drew and her recent project on aging in the trans* and queer communities.
Dugan is pictured with her co-juror and mastermind of the "Gendered Perspectives" exhibition, Margaret LeJeune. LeJeune is an image-maker, curator, and educator from Rochester, NY, and the current director of the photography program in the Bradley University Department of Art. Working predominately with photographic based mediums, LeJeune explores issues of constructed gender, sexism, power dynamics and stereotypes. Her work has been widely exhibited at museums and galleries across the country including The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Newspace Gallery, Workspace Gallery, Morean Arts Center, and ARC Gallery.
The opening reception of "Gendered Perspectives" sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies and the Bradley University Galleries featured talks by exhibition jurors Dugan and LeJeune as well as live music by Bradley graduate Shannon Moore Shepherd.
"Gendered Perspectives" is on exhibit in the Hartmann Gallery through December 10. We encourage you to stop by for a viewing!
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