Apron Strings

Yvonne Kunz

September 5 – 28, 2019

First Thursday: September 5, 5 – 8pm
Artist’s Reception: September 21, 2 – 4pm

From the artist:

These apron drawings were created in an effort to understand my role as a woman in a traditional male experience of being a soldier. They were drawn during the time when the Army was first allowing women into the infantry. I wanted to question what it meant to hold that “male” role of soldier while also being a mother. There is a conflict within these roles which I still cannot reconcile: the role of live-bearer versus life-taker. The apron is a centuries old depreciative metaphor for woman. “To cut the apron strings” means to become independent from one’s wife or mother. In this modern age, we still are asking: “what does it mean to be a woman?”

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