Pictured above: Brenda Oelbaum, artist and activist, with her Venus sculptures, torso sculptures by Nancy Fried, and photography by Ariane Lopez-Huici.
Exhibition: The Fearsome BMI: Women Artists and the Body.
March 24 2014 - May 5, 2014
This exhibition will feature artists who deconstruct cultural norms of beauty, and is in conjunction with the Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium Initiative on Women and Health, and World Health Day Conference and Teach-in.
Artists: Nancy Fried, Ariane Lopez-Huici, Brenda Oelbaum, Monica Ong Reed, and Laura Splan.
Location: Dana Women Artist Series Galleries
Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
Brenda Oelbaum said of the accompanying conference:
It was the most interesting and diverse group of woman, Activists, Doctors, Sociologists, Authors, Gender Studies, Public Heath Professionals, and Artists. With the exception of Jane Brody, as key note speaker, whose presentation was deeply problematic, rude and bigoted…It was a very exciting event filled with new ideas, research and intelligent dialogue, on a very complex issue that plagues women’s health and treatment there of…
I feel so honored to have been included in such a ground breaking event. I’m glad I spoke up for myself and I was thrilled that I was heard. I can only hope I did justice to the cause…and that I have inspired more people to stop dieting. [x]
Where!?!?!? Why Wasn’t I there??? I LOVE those Nancy Fried Sculptures.