Thu 10/17 @ 5:10PM
Cleveland artist Dana Oldfather, whose work has been shown at most major visual arts venues in northeast Ohio, current has a show at Youngstown State University’s McDonough Museum of Art called Out of the Woods Into the Weeds.
In it, the painter, whose latest paintings keep coughing up recognizable details out of swirling, messy masses of semi-abstract forms, says she’s looking at motherhood and femininity and the emotional conflicts involved in being a parent to young children (she has one). She also says they address the “fragility of comfort and happiness in America today” and indeed the domestic elements in these paintings seem to be on the verge of breaking apart or taking off for parts unknown.
If you want to learn more about the artist and her intriguing work, she’ll be doing an artist talk at the museum’s auditorium this week. It’s free and open to the public.