Visiting Artist Lecture with Cheyenne Rudolph

Date: 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard, 224 Western Ave Allston, MA 02134

Cheyenne Rudolph

Join us on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 for a slide lecture with artist Cheyenne Rudolph. Rudolph’s work blends functional ceramic objects with campy performances and satirical videos. Her absurd domestic scenarios illustrate and challenge stereotypical assumptions about gender roles, proper etiquette, and cultural expectations.

 About her work, Rudolph writes: "My work engages in subverting accepted and expected modes of feminine behavior by questioning the etiquette of the mundane. Much of my workplaces invented functional objects in a domestic context, and assigns provocative implications to ordinary household routines. Paired with installation and interactive performance, my ceramic work re-contextualizes highly specific functional forms that have been forgotten, replaced, or improved upon by modern technology, generally to the aid of the modern homemaker. Centering on issues women regularly face regarding societal expectations, personal identity, and self-sacrifice, my work presents elements of craft, etiquette, and gender as seen through a sardonic lens. It is my intention, through this work, to both satirically illustrate the challenges I face as a woman and actively engage the viewer and participant to consider their role in perpetuating or shifting the dialogue around feminism today."

Rudolph received her MFA from the University of Florida and is currently an artist in residence at Emmanuel College. Her subversive ceramic work can be demonstrated at your next KitschInventions home party! 

Artist's website: http://www.rudolphclaystudios.com/

This lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; RSVP to Kathy King at kking@fas.harvard.edu