College art exhibit to explore traditional female identity, roles

"Friends Forever" by Minna Resnick.

"Friends Forever" by Minna Resnick.

Muskegon Community College is proud to announce a collection of Artist Minna Resnick’s work will be on display at The Overbrook Art Gallery beginning November 6th and running through December 14th.

The exhibition, titled “Nothing Is Forgotten” is free and open to the public.

“Minna’s work explores traditional gender roles and the social and cultural issues relating to female identity,” said MCC Instructor of Art Erin Hoffman. “On the surface, the images seem nostalgic for the past, but upon closer examination one discovers layers of contradiction. It’s playfully subversive. The work is meticulously crafted and a visual delight,” added Hoffman.

In Resnick’s almost five-decade career as an artist, her work has always been about women. Her initial subject of personal introspection and engagement through body language slowly evolved into concerns about women’s reactions and accommodations to their cultural environment, and expanded again, many years later, to the visual meaning of language in general.  She examines the changing nature of experience over the course of time and aging, and comments on themes of expectation and reality, the ideal and the everyday, including the personal and internal debate which continues to occur when women confront themselves and their role in society.

Fans of Resnick’s work will also have the opportunity to hear a lecture by the artist on ZOOM Thursday, November 16 at 11am to hear the stories and inspiration behind many of her pieces of art.

The Overbrook Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

For further information, call 231-777-0324.