Summer Wheat: Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Borrowing from the logic of medieval tapestries hung as symbols of authority, Summer Wheat’s tactile paintings merge process and narrative to ponder individual and collective human experience through the guise of various moments in art history.
Rather than making quaint the lives of those who struggle, Wheat dignifies her subjects and decidedly refutes gender specific representations found in various cultures. Presenting a glimpse into the progression of her most recent work, Blood, Sweat, and Tears will include the debut of a number of new paintings and drawings created specifically for this exhibition.
Blood, Sweat, and Tears is organized by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, and curated by Erin Dziedzic, director of curatorial affairs. A full-color catalogue is being produced in conjunction with the exhibition.