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mother1Mother” | Elena Stonaker

Carly Jo Morgan has two weeks left of her pregnancy, so naturally now is the best time to showcase her thoughts and ideas on becoming a mother — and more power to the artist/curator/doula extraordinaire, because “The Mothership” show at Dilettante is a brilliant compilation of art.

The group art show Morgan curated features the work of thirteen female artists, and it proves how differently people see the idea of motherhood. The artists come from all walks of life and show that being a mother isn’t purely wiping off jam-covered hands. It’s a spiritual experience, which Morgan described to the New York Times as divine, but a little bit sci-fi.


Lila Roo wears her “For the Canyon” headdress at the Grand Canyon

 Those two adjectives exemplify the work of the twelve artists Morgan brought into the space with her. From a Native-American-inspired headdress to modern geometric work, “Jazz Riff #1,” the show speaks to all who appreciate art. The recently-opened exhibit also featurs works by Lita Albuquerque, Gemma Bayly, Amanda Charchian, Diana Garcia, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Fay Ray, Lila Roo, Alia Shawkat, Elena Stonaker, Jacqueline Suskin, Lola Rose Thompson, and Jasmine Albuquerque.

“The Mothership” will be on display at Dilettante through mid-February.

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