Unveiled: Lindsey Beal, Megan Jacobs + Sarah Sudhoff

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

May 17 - June 29, 2019

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The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents Unveiled – an exhibition of three photographic projects that reveal overlooked aspects of women’s sexuality, motherhood, and reproductive health. Featuring artists Lindsey Beal, Megan Jacobs + Sarah Sudhoff.

In her series Parturition, Lindsey Beal documents vintage gynecological and obstetric instruments from libraries at Harvard, Yale, Duke and Brown. Beal’s choice of materials links past to present and invites us to reflect on how women’s reproductive health and medicine has evolved, yet in some aspects remains the same.

Megan Jacobs’ series of portraits references Victorian-era “hidden mother” photography, when mothers who wanted a record of their children would hide under fabric and hold their child for the duration of the exposure to ensure a sharp image. Jacobs’ images are a metaphor for the unrecognized work that mothers do to support, provide for and nurture their children.

Wired, by Sarah Sudhoff, is a series of documentary photographs of sexual devices used by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Founded by the famous sexologist Alfred Kinsey in 1947, the Institute has always been a lightning rod for controversy.

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