A Surrealist Friendship: Leonora Carrington and Gloria Orenstein
Terri Geis, curator of academic programs at the Pomona College Museum of Art, and Gloria Feman Orenstein, professor of comparative literature and gender studies at the University of Southern California, discuss the life and career of Leonora Carrington. During her early academic career in the 1970s, Orenstein's articles on Carrington served as a key introduction of the artist's work to an audience in the Unites States. The discussion touches on multiple issues raised by the exhibition In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States: indigenous cultures, searches for new myths, and the connections between the ancestral and the living. Geis was a research assistant on In Wonderland, and Orenstein was a personal friend of artist Leonora Carrington's for many years.
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Image: Muriel Streeter, The Chess Queens, 1944, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, gift of David E. Austin, photo © Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY.