As a docent for the local Monterey Museum of Art, we have the opportunity to walk through the upcoming exhibits with the curator of each show. It is always illuminating to peer into the behind the scenes process and the journey that led to the exhibition.
As part of the Year of the Women, The New Domestics exhibit will not disappoint. It is quite a departure for the museum from historical California landscapes, such as the E Charlton Fortune show that just closed, this show will propel you into a new layer of thinking about everyday objects and historical activities that women participated in over the years.
Elevating the mundane takes us out of our paradigms, giving us pause, and into a world that is full of “what if”. What if this wasn’t just a needlepoint, what if this wasn’t just a resistor or part of a computer, what if these brain scans could be art? The show is both beautiful and tantalizes the senses through thought provoking images and sculptural feats.