Atrium Gallery Show Shares Stories of Women Through "Dirty Laundry"

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Atrium Gallery at SUNY Corning Community College is proud to share "Dirty Laundry and Other Women's Work" by Julie Thurber. 

"Dirty Laundry is just a prompt for you to consider your own experiences, the experiences of women in your past, and those women forging new paths," says Thurber. "My work revolves around a women's place historically up to current times and how it came to be."

Thurber credits her family and a lifelong exposure to art for her passion to create. She says from birth, she was immersed in the world of drawing, painting, ceramics, sewing and several other art mediums. 

This show in particular focuses on garments, accessories, and other textiles.

"Using dying techniques I took away a pristine appearance of these vintage undergarments and used iron tools to create rust dye results that are a perfect metaphor for the plight of my subjects," says Thurber.

"Sewing and stitching have been a required skill for women - some to make and repair clothing, others to pass the time.  Hand stitching is a slow process, sometimes painful - needle pricks, hand cramps - but intentional.  I became more attached and aware of each woman’s story the longer I worked the piece."


The show will be on display from March 8 through April 2, 2021. 

The Atrium Gallery is located in the Parsons Administration building on the Spencer Hill Campus and is open to the public by appointment only. Visitors are required to contact Public Safety at 962-9000 for admission.