Join R. Melinda Hoffman for the opening of Accoutrements of Domesticity. This installation is composed of wearable sculptures that demonstrate the artist's fascination with domestic tools as "anthropological artifacts" symbolizing traditional ideals of womanhood.
Employing found vintage items including vegetable steamers, bootlace hooks, measuring spoons, a cherry pitter, and a calf weaner, Hoffman recasts these objects as armor and weapons that puncture entrenched paradigms of gender and class.
"My materials for this installation are household gadgets and tools from an era when women were valued by how well they managed the home," Hoffman says. "These items are modern anthropological artifacts turned into humorous, intriguing, provocative, and controversial accessories."