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Virtual Artist Talk - M(other) Tongues: Bodhild and Las Hermanas Iglesias

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Sat, Dec 11, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am PST

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This is a virtual event

In conjunction with the exhibition M(other) Tongues: Bodhild and Las Hermanas Iglesias, we are thrilled to present a virtual talk with two of the artists featured in the exhibition, Janelle and Lisa Iglesias, who together collaborate as Las Hermanas Iglesias (“the Iglesias sisters” in Spanish). With their Norwegian-born mother, Bodhild Brendryen Iglesias, Las Hermanas Iglesias have created hand-knit and woven works inspired by familial traditions—Bodhild’s mother’s rag rugs, for example—and the drawings and weavings of Anni Albers, considered by many to be the mother of modern textiles. The works in M(other) Tongues are the product of a dialogic call and response between family members, a back-and-forth visual conversation where abstract motifs are translated from one medium into another.

Four hands working on a mixed media fabric project

 

In this talk, Janelle and Lisa Iglesias will explore their sources of inspiration, collaborative process, and the works created for and on display in the exhibition. The talk will be followed by a moderated question-and-answer session by curator Leslie Anne Anderson, the Museum’s Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs.

In conjunction with the exhibition M(other) Tongues: Bodhild and Las Hermanas Iglesias, we are thrilled to present a virtual talk with two of the artists featured in the exhibition, Janelle and Lisa Iglesias, who together collaborate as Las Hermanas Iglesias (“the Iglesias sisters” in Spanish). With their Norwegian-born mother, Bodhild Brendryen Iglesias, Las Hermanas Iglesias have created hand-knit and woven works inspired by familial traditions—Bodhild’s mother’s rag rugs, for example—and the drawings and weavings of Anni Albers, considered by many to be the mother of modern textiles. The works in M(other) Tongues are the product of a dialogic call and response between family members, a back-and-forth visual conversation where abstract motifs are translated from one medium into another.

Four hands working on a mixed media fabric project

 

In this talk, Janelle and Lisa Iglesias will explore their sources of inspiration, collaborative process, and the works created for and on display in the exhibition. The talk will be followed by a moderated question-and-answer session by curator Leslie Anne Anderson, the Museum’s Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs.

About the Artist

Janelle Iglesias received her MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at the University of California San Diego. She works on site-responsive projects in a variety of contexts. Her work is invested in the metaphors, history…

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About the Artist

Janelle Iglesias received her MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at the University of California San Diego. She works on site-responsive projects in a variety of contexts. Her work is invested in the metaphors, history and agency of objects/materials and their physical language in space.  An alumna of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,  her work has been supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Jerome Foundation- through which Janelle conducted research on bowerbirds in the rainforests of West Papua. Bodhild, Lisa and Janelle’s collective projects have been featured at the Textile Arts Center, Ortega y Gasset, BRIC, and New Mexico State Art Museum among others.

About the Artist

Lisa Iglesias received her MFA from the University of Florida and is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Art at Mount Holyoke College. Her work explores expansive histories and potentials of drawing and painting, takes into consideration the translation of patterns,…

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About the Artist

Lisa Iglesias received her MFA from the University of Florida and is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Art at Mount Holyoke College. Her work explores expansive histories and potentials of drawing and painting, takes into consideration the translation of patterns, images and gestures across materials, and is deeply affected by her role as a mother. Her work has been supported by NYFA and residencies at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, among others. Lisa divides her time between Western Mass and Queens, NY with travel projects in a variety of destinations including recent long-term residences in the Dominican Republic, Finland and Malta. Bodhild, Lisa and Janelle’s collective projects have been featured at the Textile Arts Center, Ortega y Gasset, BRIC, and New Mexico State Art Museum among others.

 

About the Moderator

Leslie Anne Anderson is the Museum’s Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs. She has curated over 20 exhibitions and acquired over 1,000 works of art for collections in her purview. Recent career highlights include the show Mythmaking and Truth-telling: American and Regional Art,…

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About the Moderator

Leslie Anne Anderson is the Museum’s Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs. She has curated over 20 exhibitions and acquired over 1,000 works of art for collections in her purview. Recent career highlights include the show Mythmaking and Truth-telling: American and Regional Art, which earned her the 2018 Award for Excellence from the international Association of Art Museum Curators, and Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art, selected by The Utah Review as one of the state’s top ten cultural moments of 2019 and winner of the Utah Museums Association Award for Excellence. Her museum career began 15 years ago at University of Florida’s Harn Museum of Art and continued at the Frist Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Denmark, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Concurrently, she taught art history courses at Brooklyn College, Parsons the New School for Design, and Indiana University’s Herron School of Art and Design. For six years, she was a reader for the College Board’s Advanced Placement Art History exam.

Leslie has published articles in the academic journals Collections:A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, Journal 18, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, Norwegian-American Studies, Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, and Rutgers Art Review. A former Fulbright scholar at the University of Copenhagen, Leslie’s research has received additional support from the American-Scandinavian Foundation, the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Previously, she was appointed by Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski to serve on the Art Design Board, which administers the City's public art program, and she is currently a member of the editorial board for the peer-reviewed journal Arts and 4Culture’s Heritage Advisory Committee. Leslie graduated cum laude with a BA in History and MA in Art History from the University of Florida. She also holds a certificate in Scandinavian Languages from New York University and an MPhil in Art History from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, where she completed her doctoral coursework and oral examinations.

 

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