The opening reception for Meet Allison, an American Girl, photographs by Allison Welch will be held at the Steenbock Gallery, 1922 University Ave., Madison Friday, January 11, 2013, 6-8 p.m. Welch is a Lecturer of Photography and the Graduate Student Services Coordinator at UW-Madison.
This exhibit is at the Steenbock January 7 - February 8.
Uncovering traces of nostalgia, idealism, and the history of women's roles portrayed in the American Girl doll collection, Allison Welch photographs herself wearing hand-sewn costumes set at historical locations and museums. Placed between historical lessons and storybook ideologies, Meet Allison, an American Girl visually resembles points in American history, reflecting the perceptions and memories Welch holds of America. During the show, all audience members are invited to write down their own memories, tales, and myths, later accessing their words as scanned documents on the artist's website (themadphotographer.net).