BOYS & GIRLS: The Art of Diane Menzies and Mary Giehl
March 6, 2010 to April 24, 2010
Each year in America over 3 million children are abused, nearly 2,000 die, some run away, others are abandoned, all have their own challenges with this sojourn through adolescence. Each day in America 6 children die from abuse, 100,000 children are homeless, 8 children die from guns, 219 children die before their first birthday, 1,534 babies are born to teenage girls.
In the paintings by Diane Menzies and installations by Mary Giehl, there are hints of darkness and confinement along with a mixture and balance of playfulness and seriousness. The work challenged the viewer to take a deeper look at what these images of childhood are telling us.