How can we change the perception that having kids is career impediment? Also, how can we relate to the intriguing worlds of small people and how they see the world in their formative years? Dual Roles captures the South Florida artist community, where artists bring their kids to openings, run spaces, and start initiatives. Summer is also a hectic time for booking field trips at most major cultural institutions when school lets out. In preparing for a family-friendly exhibition, we turn to artist parents to discuss the layers of their lives as cultural producers. Andrew Simonet recently pointed out in a Creative Capital online course that, “We live in a culture that’s not very good at supporting artists and we also live in a culture that’s not very good at supporting parents.” This duality he describes shapes the livelihoods of artists, forcing them to fracture themselves and make sacrifices. Dual Roles focuses on artists who are communal in their process and bring family into the fold of their individual and collective practices.
Artists featured are Harumi Abe, Alissa Alfonso, Diane Arbus , Leah Brown, Clifton Childree, Jen Clay, lou ann colodny, Marina Font, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Dara Friedman , Francie Bishop Good, Katy Grannan, Jeila Gueramian, Colby Katz, Brenda Ann Keanneally, Sally Mann, Michelle Weinberg, Frances Trombly, Peter Symons, Mindy Shrago, Lorna Simpson, Laurie Simmons, Carrie Sieh, Karen Rifas, Leyden Rodriguez, Kerry Phillips, Peggy Nolan, Michelle Murphy, Aurora Molina, Rhonda Mitrani and Julie Mehretu.
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
1650 Harrison Street
Hollywood FL 33020