Installation view, Domestic Disturbances, 490 Atlantic gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2017. (photo courtesy of joanne mattera)
Domestic Disturbances features the work of eight artists whose work merges functional and non-functional elements, highlighting the interplay of art and design. Traditionally the use of craft and design was associated with domesticity, functionality and decoration. These classifications have contributed to a hierarchy that historically marginalized and devalued the art of women, minorities and non-western cultures. Changes in cultural awareness precipitated by feminism, gender identity and racial diversity have shifted perceptions of aesthetic value and in turn softened divisions in the art world.
—Joanne Freeman, curator