Mates and Primates: Wild and domesticated

Barbara Cuerden’s Primate Series takes an eco-feminist approach to the human place relative to ‘nature’.  This approach sees that patriarchal worldview which enacts a violent and suppressive attempt to control women and their bodies, to be the same force that seeks to dominate and subdue ‘nature’.  In her larger body of work, she addresses the tensions between the felt rupture and intense connectivity to the other-than-human world.”  curator, Cynthia Myktyshyn

Barbara invites you to see her new work opening Thursday July 26, running to Sunday eve July 29

She examines some of the things that have always bugged her about motherhood, including being raised female in captivity to a wider predatory culture – alongside other sub species of primates

A percentage of any sales will go to the Fauna Foundation primate sanctuary in Chambly Quebec.

See also Rachel Mayeri’s video “Apes as family”  http://vimeo.com/28726383  for another fascinating project.

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