'Westering Women': Alison Sweet

Alison Sweet’s Master of Fine Arts exhibition, "Westering Women," is a look at how women were overlooked and type cast in the interwoven history and romanticized mythology of the American West.

In this intermedia installation, Alison Sweet uses historical photographs of her great grandfather's failed homestead in Eastern Montana, sewing which was traditionally women’s labor deemed unimportant to document, patterns constructed from sifted flour, and an anti-western dual channel video projection shot on location at the Medicine Rocks, Montana homestead.

Together, these artworks address how and why history is written and the continuing issue of having inaccurate history recorded. The exhibition portrays a feminist stance on how women were, and continue to be, represented in history and the media.

For more information about the historical background for this exhibition visit: www.alisonsweet.com

Image courtesy of the artist.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:00am to 10:00am
Downtown Phoenix campus
Step Gallery at Grant Street Studios, Downtown Phoenix campus
Grant Vetter
Westering Women: Alison Sweet Step Gallery Grant Street Studios