Upcoming: My installation at Koehnline Museum of Art, Illinois

Gaby Berglund Cardenas, Installation titled: STOP TRYING TO FIT IN THAT OLD CORSET, created for "Bodies by design" exhibition at Koehnline Museum of Art, Illinois; Etching and mixed media, 2013

Gaby Berglund Cardenas, Installation titled: STOP TRYING TO FIT IN THAT OLD CORSET, created for “Bodies by design” exhibition at Koehnline Museum of Art, Illinois; Etching and mixed media, 2013

My installation was chosen to be shown at KOEHNLINE MUSEUM OF ART in Illinois (Oct.3-25).
The exhibition “BODIES BY DESIGN” explores how women’s bodies may be modified. Gendered embodiment has always been plastic: we adorn ourselves with piercings and tattoos; bind, confine, and refine our contours; and learn to move with or against societal expectations. Today, consumer culture puts unprecedented pressure on people to conform, while the abundance of subcultures allows for more outrageous inventions and expressions.
The exhibition will show a selection of works by an eclectic array of women artists who engage with this issue, asking: How do we survive and thrive in these extraordinary times? Here is my work and a link to an article from the Chicago Tribune: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-08-12/news/ct-tl-oakton-female-art-exhibit-20130815_1_body-image-juried-art-exhibition-female-artists

Gaby Berglund Cardenas, DETAIL of installation titled: STOP TRYING TO FIT IN THAT OLD CORSET, etching and mixed media, 2013

Gaby Berglund Cardenas, DETAIL of installation titled: STOP TRYING TO FIT IN THAT OLD CORSET, etching and mixed media, 2013