May 3 – June 28, 2019 | Geoffrey A. Wolpert Gallery
In Her Domain is a two-person exhibition featuring work by Helen Geglio and Angela Caldwell. Both artists seek to honor and represent the work women do. This exhibition gives a unique perspective on the ways in which ideas of femininity, tradition and craft span across mediums.
Driven by a need to create pieces that are reflective of the work women do, Caldwell honors traditional female craft with a contemporary approach. Using a dreamy color palette combined with hard and soft materials, Caldwell creates objects of adornment that reflect and honor female makers who came before her. Each piece speaks to the skills her female elders passed down to her through a modern lens.
Geglio’s quilts are composed of materials that have crossed hands for varying purposes throughout the years, creating a collective narrative that is visible in the work. Combining hundreds of fabric swatches made by numerous unknown women, Geglio elevates and honors the work they’ve done throughout history, while at the same time, shedding light on the shared female experience of hardship and domestic life.
Angela Caldwell received a BA in painting and a BFA in metalsmithing from Indiana University. She will be enrolled as an MFA this fall, continuing her studies in jewelry and fibers. Her work focuses on memory and examines the role of women in society through traditional women’s craft based techniques. Caldwell’s work has been shown regionally and nationally in many juried exhibitions. Her production line of jewelry can be found in several boutiques and craft galleries or at art fairs around the Midwest.
Helen Geglio received her BFA in studio art from the University of Michigan and also holds an MS in education from Indiana University. In her work as an artist, she creates fiber and mixed media artworks, and has been represented in local, regional and national exhibits. Most recently her work has been selected for Artist as Quiltmaker 2018, Quilt Visions: Conversations 2018, New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts 2018, Quilts=Art=Quilts 2018, Form Not Function 2018, Focus: Fiber 2019 and Quilt National 2019.