Ceramic artist Mary Anne Davis displays her work inspired by the book, “Women and Power, A Manifesto,” by Mary Beard.
“The Women and Power series was sparked by a sense of enthusiasm for a group of women Davis represented in decorated porcelain. Each of the women articulated in these whimsical representations held a certain kind of power. Many were trailblazers, such as Katherine Graham, Brooke Astor, and Dorothy Draper. They were originally exhibited as a group at the Smithsonian Craft show in Washington DC in 2002-03 and at the Mark MacDonald Gallery in Hudson in 2005.
In an artist’s statement, Davis notes that “this newly reinvigorated women’s movement has elicited their return to public life…. To continue to build the recognition of female influence in the realms of fashion, design, politics, literature, philosophy, and power,” she has added several new pieces to the collection.”
Reception with the artist – Friday, February 23, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The show runs until April 6th
The Chatham Bookstore
27 Main Street in the Village of Chatham.
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