What makes me a ‘Good Woman’?
The works in House/Wife Home/Maker are hand-stitched explorations of what makes a ‘Good Woman’. The 19th and 20th century laid the groundwork for how we have come to both idealize and demonize feminine labour. The artist is interested in this dichotomy of propagated morality and how that ultimately shapes identity and personal value.
Amber Barker received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2014. Although trained as a Ceramicist, she uses a myriad of materials with a particular focus on affordability, the disposable, and easily accessible; a pursuit that began during her final year of study. Her works explore concepts of labour, time and gender validity in ways that aim to be both humorous and touching. She strives to create beautiful, thought-provoking work to inspire conversation and storytelling. She is currently the Artist in Resident at POST Detroit.