Aliza Shvarts in Exhibition at the National Arts Club

Fine Arts Faculty member Aliza Shvarts’ artwork will be on view in the exhibition LIGHT, LINE, and SOUND at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South. New York, NY) from January 10 to February 2, 2024.  This exhibition features the 2020 National Arts Club Artist Fellows.

Aliza Shvarts, Gravid means pregnant not dead (2023)

Aliza writes: “In this exhibition–which also features artists Lara Knutson, Carol Salmanson, Rachel Elizabeth Seed, Brea Souders, and Sugar Vendil–I will be showing collages from a new project, titled GRAVID. Gravid draws on William Hunter’s Anatomia Uteri Humani Gravidi Tabulis Illustrata (The Anatomy of the Human Gravid Uterus Exhibited in Figures, 1774), which is the first anatomical atlas depicting the pregnant body illustrated from direct observation during dissection. It is widely considered a cornerstone of modern obstetrics. Anatomists at the time often acquired corpses from poor houses, though a 2010 study claims this source alone could not account for the number of pregnant bodies depicted in the atlas and speculates that Hunter is responsible for the murder of these women. Murdered or not, the women depicted in the atlas illustrate a familiar logic whereby nameless feminine flesh becomes the substrate for masculine knowledge, authorship, and power. ”

Learn more about the exhibition here, and visit Aliza’s website here.  Congratulations, Aliza!