It Never Ends
It Never Ends is a mixed media installation that represents women’s contributions to domestic labour and the overwhelming pressures, responsibilities, and expectations of being a woman in our society. A visual representation of the never ending toils of maintaining a household, It Never Ends is made up of a collection of cooking and cleaning items that accumulate to create what feels like a “mountain” of chores- a burden that many women are all too familiar with.
Start ‘Em Young
Using found objects, Start ‘Em Young highlights the gender roles that are enforced on children through the toys that are targeted toward them. Little boys are encouraged to build things, have fun, and embrace violence, while little girls are expected to look good, practice domestic chores, and take care of babies. This installation brings attention to the fact that traditional gender roles are continuing to be enforced and normalized and prompts us to consider what kind of messages we are sending to children with the toys they’re being given to play with.
Emily Andrews is a multi-media artist, actress, and musician from Niagara Falls, Ontario. She works in a variety of media, including oil painting, collage, and installation art. A true surrealist at heart, her work is often inspired by science, nature, history, and her own strange dreams. A vibrant member of the Niagara region arts community, Emily has participated in events such as Niagara Night of Art and In the Soil Arts Festival. Her work has been shown in many group and solo exhibitions and can be found in both private and public collections. Find more of her work at emilyandrews.ca or follow her @ms.emily.andrews