Menu
Log in

Toni Pepe - Mothercraft

  • 1 May 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston 02108

Registration


Register


Please join MA-NMWA for a viewing of the exhibition, Mothercraft, by local artist Toni Pepe, on Wednesday, May 1, at 5:30 pm.  The artist will be our host this evening and a small reception will follow. There is no charge for this event, but please register so that we can share our numbers with the Boston Athenaeum.

MOTHERCRAFT, an ongoing series by artist Toni Pepe, uses press photographs found in flea markets, eBay, photo morgues, and other archives, to reconsider portrayals of motherhood.

The photographs Pepe collects represent shifting perspectives on motherhood, socially and politically. Her reuse of them interrogates how motherhood and caretaking have been seen as taboo, marginal, or unworthy of scholarly attention, while also exploring photography’s role in record-keeping, memory, and myth-making.

About the artist:
Toni Pepe (b.1981 Boston, lives in Boston) is a visual artist whose creative practice is grounded in photographic processes, memory, storytelling, and identity as seen through a feminist lens. Found photographs from private and public collections play a crucial role in her practice. Pepe often uses vernacular or press imagery to explore different modes of collecting and preserving knowledge.

Pepe is chair and assistant professor of photography at Boston University where she helped launch a new MFA program in Print Media and Photography.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software