Professor of art, Joyce Ogden, is featured in a group exhibit “ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors” this month at the Morlan Gallery at Transylvania University in Lexington. The show runs through March 28. The show includes the work of 16 women artists who are members of the artists’ collective, also known as ENID.
Ogden is a founding member of the group which formed in 1998 and is named after Kentucky sculptor Enid Yandell, a prolific, yet under-recognized Louisville sculptor from the 1900s, whom Ogden describes as “highly talented, courageous and strong,” she says. “For a woman to persevere and accomplish what she did at the turn of the last century is remarkable.”
The group exhibit “[creates] a potential for a unique dialogue between pieces that might not happen in another setting,” says Ogden. The work in the ENID group exhibit “reflects a range of approaches and voices and creates a conversation around what we have in common as well as our differences as women and as sculptors.”
One piece (pictured here) Ogden has in the show is Untitled (Science Lab Study #2) constructed of out-of-date science lab equipment. According to the artist, it is “one in a series of investigations of the science lab forms, with a sense of play rather than the scrutiny of scientific inquiry.”