A Tide Kept at Bay

Madison-based artist Dominique Haller presents A Tide Kept at Bay, an exhibition that explores the tension between the empathetic practice of mothering and the normative construct of motherhood through domestic materials reminiscent of the pliable and permeable nature of the human body. Her work makes room for affective ambivalence as it aims to unsettle set notions of what it means to mother.

A Tide Kept at Bay will be on view from February 11 to March 4, 2017, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 11, 7-9pm.

Dominique Haller

Dominique Haller was born and raised in Switzerland. She obtained an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and worked as a documentary filmmaker in Switzerland, France, and the U.S for several years. After immigrating to the United States in 2009, she attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison Department of Art, where she shifted her practice to sculpture and installation. She graduated with an MFA in Art in 2014. Most recently, she has shown her work at ACRE Projects in Chicago and at the ArtHelix Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.

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