Libby Nutt Williams
Annual Colloquium - 2006
The War on Women's Rights: Money / Body / Movement
St. Mary's College of Maryland
An Assistant Professor of Art at St. Mary's College of Maryland and moderator of the colloquium's roundtable discussion, Carrie Patterson is an artist whose work reflects the practice of recording visual events in order to understand the physical and emotional world. Professor Patterson, represented by The Painting Center in New York, has exhibited her paintings in many venues, most recently the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota, Colombia and the Cantor- Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College.
In "Slippery is the Perception of Women," Patterson will discuss her personal relationship to the question of rights in navigating the sometimes contradictory positions of daughter, artist, teacher, partner, and mother. Grounding her discussion in this personal history, Patterson will examine images of women expressing-or failing to express-their "rights" as the subjects of representation. She will analyze images ranging from personal photographs to well-known paintings that illustrate the struggle women face defining and redefining rights in relation to societal expectations and rules.