On display Mar 30, 2010 - May 7, 2010
Highlighted in our second-floor alcove are two recent acquisitions by New Mexico-based artist Shirley Klinghoffer.
Klinghoffer addresses feminist and political concerns through her artwork. The female body is one of the vehicles she uses to examine femininity and sexuality, gender roles and domesticity. In the Oven, shown here, is a cast baby-filled belly, made from a mold of a pregnant woman. It is served up, as the title suggests, in a baking dish—a tongue-in-cheek play on a common saying about human gestation.
(ABOVE - In the Oven, 2007. Shirley Klinghoffer. Bronze, 19 x 12 x 3 inches. Gift of Travis and Suzann Broesche, 2007)