Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Michelle Burdine: Cleaned and Contained

Academic Year: 
Tuesday, January 31 to Saturday, March 11, 2023
Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Cleaned and Contained features new work by artist and educator Michelle Burdine. Through the exploration of personal and political factions of a body that menstruates, Burdine examines genetic materials, time, loss, youth, and maternity.  Burdine states, "A body that menstruates is a body assumed capable of childbirth, and therefore, it is a body that holds a certain kind of power. I have absorbed, at varying levels throughout my lifetime, forces, institutions, and individuals who are motivated to control this kind of body. The body assumed capable of childbirth, as indicated by the menstrual cycle, is surrounded by mystery and myth." 

An artist talk followed by an exhibition reception will take place on Sunday, February 19, from 3 to 6 p.m

Image information: Michelle Burdine, My Body Bleeds, I Do Not Apologize, 2021, 60 x 60 inches, Color photograph from scan on archival inkjet paper. Courtesy of the artist.


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