I've been meaning to post about Elizabeth Corkery for a while. So long I am not even sure where on the web I found out about her. Another blog, presumably. But it only took one look (a glance actually) for me to fall in love completely with this insane exhibition of patterned panels and domestic references.
I was going to attempt to make a connection between this and the iconic feminist artist Judy Chicago but everything I tried to write got too serious too quickly. And this isn't a serious blog. So that's enough of that. My main point would have been that I wouldn't classify this as "feminist" in the sense of the word that our parents' generation knows it, but I do think it falls under a new brand of feminism, in which art is actually allowed to be feminine, craft-like, decorative, and pretty... without undermining what it means to be female or making a negative point about things like kitchens. Even that sentence sounds a little more serious than I'd like, so I am sorry. I will write my next post about nail polish or stuffed animals, I promise.
Point being - take a look at this art. It's awesome. And the best part? You can actually buy the patterned panels from the exhibition and hang them on your own wall. I want them all. Santa... can you hear me?
More coolness: she did some kind of year-long trans-Pacific painting, drawing, baking collaboration with Elliot Bryce called Baked Love Letters. I want a baked love letter, please and thank you.