Work in the show Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body
an exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art,
1301 Mississippi St, Lawrence, KS 66045, United States
February 20, 2021 to May 16, 2021
Virtual Exhibition: Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body
The human body has the potential to serve as a universal point of connection. The feats it can achieve, the wonder it can inspire, and the pain it can endure offer possibilities for uniting us through shared experience. Yet, the body is also individual and intimate, shaped both by cultural context and personal circumstance. It serves as a site of violence and debate, providing visible ways to identify and label difference that can lead to widespread injustice. This exhibition emphasizes the unique and profound contributions artists have made toward understanding the human body in all of its complexities and contradictions. Our bodies always matter, but they take on an extra layer of relevance right now. As conversations around global health and systemic racism swirl in a divisive political context, this exhibition encourages you to celebrate your unique body and the experiences it holds. It invites you to feel connected to other bodies through time and across space, and to reflect on how we can care for and offer community to one another through art.