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EYES WIDE OPEN: CELEBRATING WOMEN AT THOMPSON GALLERY

“C” is for Charm, 2010, wood, fabric, mixed media, 21” x 15” x 11” (photograph: John Polak Photography).

“C” is for Charm, 2010, wood, fabric, mixed media, 21” x 15” x 11” (photograph: John Polak Photography).


REVIEW
CYNTHIA ATWOOD: ALPHABET OF WEAPONS
THOMPSON GALLERY
CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF WESTON
45 GEORGIAN ROAD, WESTON, MA
SEPTEMBER 8 – NOVEMBER 15

by Lisa Mikulski

In a celebration of New England women artists, the Thompson Gallery at The Cambridge School of Weston presents “Eyes Wide Open,” a four-part series of exhibitions that will run throughout its 2017-18 school year. The first exhibition, “Alphabet of Weapons,” opening September 8, will showcase the work of Cynthia Atwood.

Composed of 26 pieces, Atwood’s “Alphabet” explores the psychological, emotional and interpersonal ways a society does harm and how that harm is learned and internalized. In exploring and presenting basic human feelings, Atwood’s body of work is grounded in feminist ideology and makes visible the concerns and fears of human beings by turning interiorized emotions inside out. She does this by of making objects which, she said, “confront my body and those of my viewers with sensuous humor and some provocation.”

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