Summer 2017 Exhibitions


MAY 20, 2017 through August 27, 2017

Fresno-based artist Nancy Youdelman is acknowledged as an original member of the feminist art movement that began five decades ago at her alma mater, California State University, Fresno, under the tutelage of Judy Chicago. Fashioning a Feminist Vision is a retrospective exhibition of Youdelman’s artistic career and encompasses the 45 years between 1972 and 2017. Exhibition Curator Michele Ellis Pracy has selected 56 pieces, divided by decade, to illustrate the development of the artist’s oeuvre beginning with her time as an art student in the early 1970s to her current command of her feminist vision as an established artist today.

Exhibition Curator:  Michele Ellis Pracy

Exhibition Support: Drs. Kelli Beingesser and Gail Newel

Image: Nancy Youdelmanm, Zippers and Pins, 2009, Mixed media with encaustic, 54" x 37" x  4" and Blue Baby, 2000, Mixed media, 11½" x 14½" x 13", Photos by Michael Karibian 


MAY 20, 2017 through August 27, 2017

In her newest body of work, Leslie Batty considers the subject of American feminine identity within the current political climate, addressing notions of “otherness” and conventional gender roles. Imagery of sewing and garments act as metaphor for identity, history, and culture in these paintings and collages, which aim to redress our assumptions of what it means to be “We the People.”

Exhibition Curator: Kristina Hornback

Exhibition Support: Drs. Kelli Beingesser and Gail Newel

Image: Leslie Batty, Bessie, 2017, oil on canvas and Red Shoes, 2017, 24" x 24", Acrylic on canvas