May 5, 6:00 pm, UB Anderson Gallery

Bracha L. Ettinger at the UB Anderson Art Gallery

The May 5th Opening Reception marks the beginning of the exhibition BRACHA: Pieta⎯Eurydice⎯Medusa.

Israeli-born painter, philosopher, psychoanalyst and writer Bracha Ettinger is a prominent figure among both the French painters' and the Israeli art's scenes. Etthinger's CAI residency included an exhibition of her work at the UB Anderson Gallery along with the creation of an associated catalogue featuring photographic reproductions of Ettinger’s work and essays by prominent scholars in psychoanalysis and art history.

Ettinger's art was recently analyzed at length in the book Women Artists at the Millennium, in Griselda Pollock's Encounters in the Virtual Feminist Museum and in Catherine de Zegher's anthology Women's Work is Never Done. Her ideas in cultural theory, psychoanalysis, and French feminism achieved recognition after the publication of Matrix and Metramorphosis (1992), fragments from her notebooks (Moma, Oxford, 1993) and The Matrixial Gaze (1995). Over the last two decades her work has been influential in art history, film studies (including feminist film theory), psychoanalysis, aesthetics, and gender studies.