She/Her by Erin LaBonte Exhibit
June 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
I am interested in female identity. My work explores past narratives of female sexuality and motherhood. I began this work as an investigation of the curvilinear female form in contrast to the straight lines of Wisconsin architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. I became interested in the landscape around me and how I feel connected to it. I became pregnant. My work progressed after a trip to Rome and a growing interest in and fascination with the sculptures of characters such as Artemis and the She-Wolf. Who is she, her, me? How has history, identity, experience, and nature defined us, women?
I make work about women, for women. As a female artist in 2022, I question much of the infrastructure on which my world is constructed. My work explores aspects of feminine, and I hope it is empowering and relatable. My style continues evolving as I explore the relationship between concept and technique in many different media.
Erin LaBonte received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and her Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She has participated in artistic residencies in Costa Rica and Argentina and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Erin practices many artistic mediums in her own studio work. She is an advocate for bringing art to public spaces and for community engagement. Erin is dedicated to inspiring and educating young artists in their personal explorations. She served as associate professor of art at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI for nine years, is currently an associate lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and is co-founder of Yonder, an art space in Algoma, WI.
Opening reception on June 9, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
MondayFriday: 10 am 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am 3 pm