Over forty works spanning the career of pioneering painter, filmmaker, writer, and performance/installation artist Carolee Schneemann.
Over forty works spanning the career of pioneering painter, filmmaker, writer, and performance/installation artist Carolee Schneemann are featured in this edition of the Dorsky Museum's Hudson Valley Masters exhibition series. Schneemann's multidisciplinary, deeply personal investigations explore the incomprehensibly complex dynamics between mind and body. As Brian Wallace states in his introduction, "What distinguishes Schneemann's investigations—and what characterizes the varied and interconnected works that constitute them—is their insistent challenge to powerful cultural mechanisms that perpetuate (and rely upon) this mind-body split. These mechanisms include epistemological positions that value thought over the senses . .. [and] also involve related positions—in ethics and aesthetics—that favor the visual and the abstract over the physical and personal and involve the gender-b(i)ased notions of psychology, behavior, and history that waves of feminisms have sought to describe and challenge. "