From Oct. 3 – Nov. 4, Fountain Gallery (330 Main St., Lafayette) will exhibit CLEARLY CONFUSED by Natalie Baxter. The opening reception will be at 5:30PM on Tuesday, Oct. 3, and will feature a talk by the artist.
Natalie Baxter learned to sew and quilt from her “Appalachian, gun-owning granny.” Her recent work uses craft materials and techniques to create plush guns, bloated flags, and pillows embroidered with social media comments. Interested in concepts of place identity, nostalgia, and gender stereotypes, Baxter’s soft sculptures take sensitive, challenging, and divisive social and political topics and turns them into humorous, droopy, bloated, and sometimes flamboyant objects. Through this transformation, Baxter strives to create an approachable entry point from which to unpack political issues that have become points of division in today’s political and social landscape. Natalie Baxter’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the U.S.A.. She has been featured in The New York Times, Jealous Curator, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and Hyperallergic.
Fountain Gallery is located at 330 Main St. in downtown Lafayette and is open 12-7PM, Tuesday - Saturday. All Purdue Galleries exhibits and events are free and open to the public. For class and group visits, contact Erika Kvam at 765-494-3061. For more information, visit http://www.purdue.edu/galleries or follow @PurdueGalleries on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
WHEN: Oct. 3, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public