From Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program
Artists: Faye Passow and Jenny Schmid
December 19, 2003 – February 8, 2004
Minnesota Artists Gallery
This is an exhibition of neo-feminist narratives by printmakers Faye Passow and Jenny Schmid. Faye Passow deals with feminine identity and family dysfunction in a series of humorous lithographs depicting multiple calamities converging on small family groups. Jenny Schmid’s double-edged work deals with the drug use of women and girls through history. Inspired by historical documents, especially the 19th century use of morphine to “calm the nerves” of depressed young women, Schmid’s lithographs present allegorical images of “things that cause teen-aged girls to be bad”.
Works of Art
- “Critics Trialogue”: A panel discussion that features visual arts critics Clea Felien, Valerie Valentine, and Amanda Vail, with artists Faye Passow and Jenny Schmid. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota Artists Gallery Sunday, February 8, 2004, 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.
- The “Critics Trialogue” series is co-presented by VACUM (Visual Arts Critics Union of Minnesota). This series brings together visual art critics, artists, and the public for a three-way conversation about art and art criticism.
- Studio Demonstration: “The Mystery of Lithography Revealed” Passow and Schmid demonstrate the art of their craft. Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Studio 411 Saturday, January 17, 2004, 1 to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.