not her(e): A Workshop

not her(e): A Workshop is a collaborative art-making and group discussion for caregivers and those they look after.  So much about becoming a parent or a full-time caregiver is about becoming a tool, a piece of furniture, a physical, emotional, psychological support for another individual or small, growing being. What does it mean to enter into this role? How has your identity as an individual changed? Based on group discussion on our collective feelings on caregiving, we will make wearable objects (prototypes) that function as useful tools in our everyday caregiver routines and serve as reflections of our personal identities.

Caregivers are welcome to attend with their children and adult charges.

Kaitlynn Redell is a visual artist based in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2009 and her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2013. Her practice is invested in the exploration of race and gender in relation to the body and how the body becomes codified within these socially constructed categorizations. More specifically she is interested in inbetweeness and how “unidentifiable” bodies—that do not identify with standard categories—negotiate identity. She has participated in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally including at El Museo del Barrio (NYC), Rush Arts Gallery (NYC), A.I.R. Gallery (NYC), Western Project (LA), Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LA), Charlie James Gallery (LA), Museo Laboratorio – Ex Manifattura Tabacchi (Italy), The MGLC (International Centre for Graphic Arts) (Ljubljana, Slovenia) and Nous Tous (LA).

Redell is a frequent teaching artist throughout the Los Angeles area and has lectured and given workshops at institutions including The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Craft and Folk Art Museum, The Brentwood Art Center, The Gamble House (in conjunction with Machine Project) and Pomona College.