A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Iceberg Projects Presents the Work of Late SAIC Professor Barbara DeGenevieve

From September 12 through October 10, Chicago’s Iceberg Projects will present the first of its exhibitions devoted to the work of the late SAIC Professor Barbara DeGenevieve: Medusa’s Cave. DeGenevieve died in August 2014, leaving a legacy as a singular and widely valued artist and teacher. SAIC Instructor Doug Ischar writes, “We must be grateful for all that she left us, the galvanized and edified students (hundreds of them, perhaps thousands), the radical research into the making and teaching of pornography (for which members of her host institution cruelly punished her), and for the splendid and fearless art works she toiled over and left, I’m tempted to say ‘orphaned’ in our custody.” Medusa’s Cave will focus on her early self-portraits and objet trouvé, which span media and disciplines and begin to hone the politics of gender, “over which she would labor—and frolic—tirelessly for three decades…” Ischar writes. The exhibition is co-curated by Ischar and member of SAIC’s Board of Governors Daniel Berger, MD.