Episodes from the Grab Bag of Life, an exploration in the crossroads of art, motherhood, and being single
Whitney Zamá is an MFA photography candidate in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Art.
The ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts presents Whitney Zamá’s Episodes from the Grab Bag of Life, an installation of photographic observations. The exhibition presents mishaps, thoughts, and conflicted observations on the uncanny crossroads at which she finds herself. The images are heartbreaking, insightful, vigorous and funny.
Zamá invites viewers to see life through the eyes of a single mother and artist. She addresses the ramifications and boundaries of her roles in an installation that includes photographs, sound, and performance. The performances, acted out by the artist, are dramatic interpretations of episodesdocumented in the exhibition.
ASU Herberger Institute School of Art Step Gallery, Tempe Center Ste. 74, Tempe. The gallery is on the northeast corner of 10th Street and University Drive (located just north of the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center).
Sept. 21– Oct. 2; Artist’s reception, Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 7–9 p.m.; Performances, Monday Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.; 8 p.m.; and 8:30 p.m.
Step Gallery hours: Monday–Thursday, noon–5p.m.; Fridays noon–3p.m. Closed weekends and major holidays.
Master of Fine Arts candidate
ASU Herberger Institute
School of Art
The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit art.asu.edu.
Ryan Peter Miller
ASU Herberger Institute School of Art