Estella Lauter

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Summer 1979


The Regional Invitational Women's Art Exhibit at the University of Kansas was a solid demonstration of talent and artistic proficiency. Chosen by a committee of women artists at the university, the show emphasized variety in medium, style, and subject in the work of nearly 50 artists. Although there were a few explicit (and very good) explorations of female subjects, e.g., M. K. Baumgartel's sculpture "She—Apsaras II," Vicki L. Bourek's vaginal stoneware wallhangings, and Marilyn Murphy's "Tornado Pattern" in which a piece of a sewing pattern suggests a seamstress's perspective on tornadoes, most of the works were not concerned directly with female experience. The selection reflected the still-current preoccupation with technique in the art world.



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