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SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2011

The Doctor's Wife

                 

            


MCA CHICAGO
UBS 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work
Ann Toebbe

October 7-30, 2011

 

Toebbe's meticulously detailed paintings, collages, and drawings comprise a fascinating world
 of domestic interiors reconstructed from memory and depicted from multiple viewpoints. Her
three new large-scale works made of painted paper - The Doctor's Wife, The Grocer's Wife, and
The Photo Engraver's Wife
- are based on converstaions with her mother, mother-in-law, and step-
mother-in-law that centered on fond memories of their childhood kitchens and the difficulties of
 being a wife and mother in the 1940s and 50s. with these worsk, the artist considers the role of
women as homemakers and the ongoing centrality of the kitchen within domestic life.
- Julie Rodrigues-Widholm