“Diaries of a Milking Boob; of Mothers and Mother Shockers” Opening Reception
September 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
An Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm when members of the public are invited to attend, meet the artist Alejandra Castaneda, and learn more about their work. The Artist Reception and visits to the Walt Meade Gallery are always free and open to all.
The “Diaries of a Milking Boob; of Mothers and Mother Shockers” exhibit will be on display at The Roxbury Arts Center at 5025 Vega Mountain Rd, Roxbury from September 3, 2022 through October 22, 2022.
A Stamford resident and new mother, artist Alejandra Castaneda, challenges the romantic notion of entering motherhood.
“Working on my art as I try not to loose myself”-Alejandra Castaneda
“Diaries of a milking boob” is me…. I’m the milking boob. I am a food source 24/7 which is not as “romantic” as I thought it would be.
I didn’t intent for my paintings to have a direct connection with motherhood, but I realized that
becoming a mother has taken over my life, so I might as well paint about it.
“…of mothers and mother shockers”
My work is a visual venting on my experience, the sleep deprivation, the pains of breastfeeding,the expectations of society and tradition, my own personal relationships with mothers and motherhood, my past and the intense fears for the future.
The lack of time, the rushing in the strokes or detailing on some of the paintings are directly correlated with the actual moment in which I’m able to work; which is at times hectic, sometimes peaceful and it can be seen in the variety of techniques and styles that I’ve used.
The 2022 Roxbury Arts Group gallery series is sponsored by Roxbury Wine & Spirits. All programs offered by the Roxbury Arts Group are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the NYS Legislature, the Robinson Broadhurst Foundation, the Tianaderrah Foundation, The Community Foundation for South Central New York, The Delaware National Bank of Delhi, and by the generosity of business sponsors and individual donors like you.
Exhibit open through October 22, Gallery closed Sunday and Monday.
MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR YOUR VISIT. Guests and staff may continue to wear masks for a variety of reasons, so please be kind and considerate of others.