WestportREADS 2017: Art As Identity
Nancy Moore has been using disparate artistic media to express her thoughts about gender identity in loving response to her transgender son. Inspired by his courage, Moore has been using woodcut (her "Gender Warrior" series), mixed-media painting (her ongoing "Unconventional Women" series), and fiber art (her series of "Blanket Statements") to examine gender in general, and the roles of women specifically. This transition in materials reflects a broader exploration of her own identity and the identities of the women she sees around her as they adapt—painfully, gracefully—to their own shifts in occupation, family life, appearance and age. Moore will be showing her artwork and discussing, among other things, how being shaken to core can lead to the grateful conclusion that one does indeed have a core. Click here for a full bio of the artist and more about her work.
Images, top to bottom: Rise, Blanket Statements and Triptych
Community partner: Westport Arts Center
WestportREADS 2017 is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.