In Sickness & In Health

Curated exhibition at McNichols Civic Center Building, First Floor Community Gallery, June 1 30, 2022

Featuring works by Stephanie Lindsey, Michael Espinoza, Mary Grace Bernard, Genevieve Waller, Jeffery Byrd, Matthew Hilyard, Margeaux Feldman, Paloma Ayala, Meca’Ayo Cole, and Cherish Marquez.

(in collaboration with Genevieve Waller). Most of us know the saying “in sickness and in health, ‘til death do us part.” This common wedding vow conjures up images of an idealized future between two people and their devotion despite life’s ups and downs. But what else does this phrase indicate? 

As curators, Mary Grace Bernard and Genevieve Waller are interested in the intersections of disability—and illness in particular—with queer and feminist critiques of marriage, patriarchy in the home, and dominant hetero imaginings of domestic space and sexualities. With this exhibition, Mary Grace Bernard and Genevieve Waller pose the following questions: What is queer about illness? How can we reimagine devotion outside ableist notions of “normal” bodies? And, how do feminist notions of care intersect with the concept of “chosen families” in LGBTQ+ and crip culture?

image documentation by McNichols Building and Genevieve Waller

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image documentation by McNichols Building and Genevieve Waller

In Sickness & In Health

Curated exhibition at McNichols Civic Center Building, First Floor Community Gallery, June 1 30, 2022

Featuring works by Michael Espinoza, Mary Grace Bernard, Genevieve Waller, Jeffery Byrd, Matthew Hilyard, Margeaux Feldman, Paloma Ayala, Meca’Ayo Cole, and Cherish Marquez.

(in collaboration with Genevieve Waller). Most of us know the saying “in sickness and in health, ‘til death do us part.” This common wedding vow conjures up images of an idealized future between two people and their devotion despite life’s ups and downs. But what else does this phrase indicate?

As curators, Mary Grace Bernard and Genevieve Waller are interested in the intersections of disability—and illness in particular—with queer and feminist critiques of marriage, patriarchy in the home, and dominant hetero imaginings of domestic space and sexualities. With this exhibition, Mary Grace Bernard and Genevieve Waller pose the following questions: What is queer about illness? How can we reimagine devotion outside ableist notions of “normal” bodies? And, how do feminist notions of care intersect with the concept of “chosen families” in LGBTQ+ and crip culture?

→ More information

Curatorial talk

Press

Voices of America News

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