Laundry Days

On Exhibit

Colfax Campus Gallery, South Bend

November 2 - December 14, 2018

Opening reception on Friday, November 2, 5-7 PM, and Friday, December 7 for a screening of Clotheslines, a short film by Roberta Cantow at 6PM. A $5 donation is suggested to benefit Broadway Christian Parish Laundry Ministry.

“There is pleasure and dignity in freshly laundered clothes. Laundry is a chore that offers aesthetic enjoyment, yet represents hours of routine toil. It can be a shared experience done in the public setting of a laundromat or on an outside clothesline, or completed alone in a basement or laundry room. In particular, laundry is inseparable from the everyday lives of most women.

Through examining carefully arranged clothes pinned on clotheslines, noting the distinctive locations and décor of coin-operated laundromats, or reinterpreting a found-bundle of white shirts and other cloth remnants, each of us honor the ordinary and necessary task of doing the laundry.”  

Kay Westhues, Danny Graber, and Helen Geglio


 Helen Geglio,  Line Dried  (detail)

Helen Geglio, Line Dried (detail)

 Danny Graber,  A Measure of Color

Danny Graber, A Measure of Color

 Kay Westhues,  Val-Rod Laundry and Emporium, Koontz Lake, IN,  archival pigment print

Kay Westhues, Val-Rod Laundry and Emporium, Koontz Lake, IN, archival pigment print