June 5–30, 2020
Facebook Live Opening: Saturday, June 13, 2020 | 2–3 p.m.
Meet the juror Gina Lee Robbins and some of the exhibiting artists!
I will be a panelist during the virtual opening reception talking about my piece in the show!
CHICAGO — Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present “TOUCH, A Virtual Exhibition” with work by 180 artists from the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, India, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland and Switzerland.
Inspired by the current pandemic, this exhibition looks at something that many of us have had to completely do without: TOUCH. Most of the world is under order to shelter in place, practice social distancing, stay 6 feet away from each other. This is particularly punishing given that the tactile is such an integral part of the way we develop human relationships. In fact, our use of the word “touch” in English has long referred to how we stay connected–even from a distance.
In curating the 430 entries, Gina Lee Robbins looked for very specific personal responses to the theme. She began to see touch as its own complex language. Robbins selected works that convey the myriad ways we use touch to communicate with ourselves, others and the world around us, and how we respond emotionally to its presence or absence. Among these are representations of comfort, healing, tenderness, love, control, pain, fear, grief and loss.