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"Lilian Broca: Mirrors and Reflections"
2001-01-12 until 2001-03-04
Frye Art Museum
Seattle, WA, USA

Lilian Broca (b. 1946) gave up abstraction in favor of representation to explore the myths and legends that have shaped Western cultural identities. In recent years, she has focused on the influences forming woman's self-image. Broca's recent series is based on the story of Lilith, mentioned in the Bible, the Talmud, and the Kabala as the first wife of Adam, before Eve. Focusing on Lilith, the artist creates poignant scenes that mirror the roles of men and women in contemporary society. The artist's evocative drawings inspired Canadian poet Joy Kogawa's epic poem, The Song of Lilith.

Also on view are drawings from an earlier series, Brides, a metaphor for the conflict between the power of tradition and the desire for independence and fulfillment. Different emotional phases are reflected in the bride's passage from wedding-cake image to wife and mother.

Lilian Broca lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Born in Rumania, the artist studied at Concordia University in Montreal before attending the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, where she was awarded an M.F.A. in 1971.

An illustrated catalogue with essays by art historian Letia Richardson and critic Roger Boulet is available in the museum store. Also available is Joy Kogawa's The Song of Lilith, with Broca's drawings.

IMAGE:
Lilian Broca,
And Lived Happily Ever After...[diptych], 1992,
graphite on paper
44 x 60 in.
Collection of Laza Fonkin.
2001 Lilian Broca. All rights reserved.


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