Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons
Thursday, March 2, 1995 (All day)

Fathers and Sons

Artist: Jennifer Walton

Date: March 2 to 18, 1995

Artist's Lecture: March 3

Fathers and Sons was a series of five oil paintings that spoke to the patriarchical history of painting and the continued trend of sexism in images from popular culture and the media. The paintings depicted stereotypically masculine activity—men and boys sport hunting—as a metaphor for the way patriarchical power has bee passed from one generation to the next at the exclusion of women and girls. The five images looked much like those in Canadian and American hunting magazine—white males in the North American wilderness. However, the symbolism, the compositions and the painting handling formed a web of art historical references.