The nitty gritty of unpaid labor

What are the pitfalls of calling emotional/unpaid labor “labor”? What does your husband do to help carry the burden and change the system within your home and relationship? Has the effects of unpaid labor has contributed to the recent drop in birth rates?

About the speaker

Sawyer Rose is a sculpture, installation, and social practice artist. Born and raised in North Carolina and a graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts, she currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Throughout her career, Sawyer has used her artwork to shine a spotlight on contemporary social and ecological issues. The Carrying Stones Project addresses women’s work inequity and her metalwork sculptures explore the ways living things adapt to changing environments.

Her work has been exhibited widely across the US and is represented by CK Contemporary in San Francisco.

Sawyer has been a resident artist at MASS MoCA, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco, Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale Foundation, and The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland. She has been awarded merit grants from The Creative Capacity Fund, The Awesome Foundation, and Vermont Studio Center.

Sawyer is the President of the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art.

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