Domestic tasks like washing dishes and folding towels are viewed through the artistic lens of Oregon-based artist Kate Simmons in her Clackamas Community College exhibition "Slow Cooked: An Interior Monologue."
Simmons, a longtime CCC instructor, explores the balance of her life as both a career-oriented woman and a homemaker. The exhibition includes three years of work in several media, including large-scale photographs, bronze works and mixed-media sculpture.
This exhibition is made possible in part by a $4,309 project grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. The RACC funding went to "Fold the Towel," a conceptual piece consisting of nine images printed on semi-translucent 8-foot-by-6-foot fabric panels using the female body to explore ideas of domesticity and the struggles of balancing career and family responsibilities.
"Slow Cooked: An Interior Monologue" runs Aug. 7 through Sept. 1 in the Alexander Gallery on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. The Alexander Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Simmons will talk about the evolution of her work and its contribution to her current exhibition at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the gallery. Admission to the gallery and talk are free and open to the public.