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Home ECOnomics

Home ECOnomics

September 8 – November 22, 2014
Reception for the Artists on September 10 from 6-8pm
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

Home ECOnomics brings together artists who embrace the origins of what Home Economics was - a progressive interdisciplinary study with an emphasis on science as it applied to the individual, family and community with the mission of improving the quality of life.  Originally dubbed “Oekology,” which later became “Ecology,” the founders of the discipline believed that our communal house extends well beyond any walls, and that this larger community could best be tended through the synthesis of the life and social sciences.  The artists in Home ECOnomics continue the tradition by honoring the early tenets of Home Ec.  They employ methods that range from biology, chemistry, and engineering, to sewing, cooking and animal husbandry to broaden our understanding of the environment and further our stewardship of it.

Curated by Danielle Giudici Wallis, Home ECOnomics will feature work by Kim Abeles, Stefani Bardin, Vaughn Bell, Adam Davis + Io Palmer, Catherine Page Harris, Carole Frances Lung, Monica Martinez, Maggie Orth, Alison Petty Ragguette, Phil Ross, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, Brooke Singer, SPURSE, Lisa Tucker, and Amy M. Youngs.

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