Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Women with Beards" art exhibit

An installation entitled "women with beards" by artist Barbara Seigel is on display in a New York community college -- it features images of twelve real-life bearded women, and two contemporary performers.  Previously, it was part of the "Locks in Translation" exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn.  If only I'd started this blog last year -- it was on display in Boston last March.  A recent interview in University of Chicago Magazine covers some of the bases -- Seigel's sense of connection to bearded women, the challenges of sideshow performances -- but, as it seems the exhibit's been around since 2006, I'm betting she has a slew of cogitations just waiting to be released.  Now, onto cyberstalking her for an interview!