Saturday, June 24 | 2-3pm | In-person at CMCA
Join us for a dynamic discussion between exhibiting artist, Nancy Andrews, and Jaime DeSimone, Chief Curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum as they explore themes found in Andrews’ exhibition, Homebodies, including: views on aspirations for peace and prosperity in the home, and reflecting on pervasive overtones of ownership and the desire to control women’s bodies by men who occupy dominant roles in our past and current Western culture. Similarly, Andrews’ portrayal of animals pushes against human-made boundaries by affording them subjecthood and their own, autonomous gazes. The dialogue will be immediately followed by an audience Q&A.
About Nancy Andrews
Nancy Andrews is best known as a filmmaker and animator but pursues parallel practices in music, drawing, collage and sculpture. She is driven by a sense of oddness and discomfort that she builds into characters, images and narratives that often feature female characters who are brilliant misfits. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has collected six of her experimental films. Andrews is on faculty at College of the Atlantic and lives on the coast of Maine. She holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. She has received funding awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Fellowship, LEF New England Moving Image Fund, Maine Arts Commission and Illinois and Maryland Arts Councils.
About Jaime DeSimone
Jaime DeSimone is the Chief Curator at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, where she oversees the museum’s artistic vision. Prior to joining the Farnsworth in summer 2022, DeSimone served as the Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic Curator of Contemporary Art at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) in Maine from 2018-2022, where she curated exhibitions Jeremy Frey (forthcoming 2024), Flying Woman: The Paintings of Katherine Bradford (2022), North Atlantic Triennial (2022), Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times (2020), and Ragnar Kjartansson: Scenes from Western Culture (2019–20). She served in other curatorial positions at MOCA Jacksonville (2014-2018) and the Addison Gallery of American Art (2005-2012). She holds degrees in art history, with a specialization in Contemporary Art, from American University (MA, 2005) and Bates College (BA, 2001).