Leave home. I don't care if you borrow a friend's empty kitchen while she's away for the weekend, sign up for a writing retreat, or rent a motel room, but find a way to get out of your house. Your family will survive and you will come to embrace this time, making the almighty leap between caretaker and woman writer easier.
Ruba Katrib, curator at SculptureCenter in New York, wants to challenge popular notions of what sculpture is. "For many people," Katrib shares, "sculpture remains largely three-dimensional, but truthfully sculpture has long moved to incorporate ideas outside of just three-dimensionality. If I had to define what sculpture is, it would be about relationships to space.
I knew then, in the moments we sat and talked in my studio, that hers was a story I wanted to hear more of, and a story I wanted to tell. The truth is, I was fascinated by Claire Gilman and wanted to know how such a young woman ended up being the curator at one of the most prestigious art institutions in the U.S.: The Drawing Center.
Oneira was organized by Peggy Nichols, an artist who has transformed her working space at the Santa Fe Art Colony in Los Angeles into an open-by-appointment gallery and also a space for artist's workshops. Her creation is dedicated to exhibiting and emphasizing the work of women artists as a vehicle in bringing attention to the feminine characteristics and trademarks of art making.