Is There A Mother In The House?

Friday, Apr 13 – May 5, 2018 9 – 10 pm

1332 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
New address as of Nov. 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13 | 6–8 p.m.

We are pleased to present ‘Is There a Mother in the House,’ an exhibition that explores the multiple facets of ‘Mother’ and her impact on their own lives and on the wider world. What is the meaning of Mother, and what House does she inhabit? What sway does a mother’s voice, presence, love—or lack of these things—have? Must one bear a child, or be a woman, to be a mother?

Juried by former Woman Made Gallery Director, Janet Bloch, the exhibition includes forty works in a variety of media by thirty-one artists from fifteen U.S. states.

In her statement, artist Anna Drew writes:

The mother builds the house; she does not just reside in it.
She rises from it. 
She is renovating to proclaim her larger place in the world. 
The prominence of her inhabitance intensifies. 
She is you. 
She is me.
She is woman. 
Always the bad ass Mother.