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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Presents a Survey of Leading Women Artists

First Bathroom/Woman Standing from Interiors by Laurie Simmons, 1978 (image courtesy the artist)

First Bathroom/Woman Standing from Interiors by Laurie Simmons, 1978 (image courtesy the artist)

The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
January 21 – April 15, 2012

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) will celebrate the opening of a survey of leading women artists that examines the crucial feminist contribution to the development of deconstructivism in the 1970s and 1980s. The public reception will be this Friday, January 20, 2012, from 7 to 9 p.m. The reception will have a cash bar and modular food truck.

Deconstructivism involves taking apart and examining source material, generally borrowed from the mass media, to expose the ways commercial images reveal the mechanisms of power. Women had a particularly high stake in this kind of examination and were disproportionately represented among artists who practiced it.

Deconstructive Impulseis organized by Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York.

First Bathroom/Woman Standing from Interiors by Laurie Simmons, 1978 (image courtesy the artist)

First Bathroom/Woman Standing from Interiors by Laurie Simmons, 1978 (image courtesy the artist)

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