Maria Pergay at Egg Collective

Salute and Kick by Hannah Whitaker (on the wall); and ‘Drape Cabinet A and B’ by Maria Pergay

Egg Collective show celebrates female talent and mothers

Egg Collective presents ‘Designing Women III: Mother’, until 29 May 2021, an exhibition celebrating female talent in art and design, and including work by Louise Bourgeois, Charlotte Perriand and Renate Müller alongside contemporary creatives

An art and design exhibition organised and curated by all-female trio Egg Collective and photographer Tealia Ellis Ritter celebrates female designers and motherhood. It comes as mothers around the world have been bearing the brunt of the hardship the pandemic has dealt, be it balancing being a working parent while supporting children with virtual school, or having to leave the workforce altogether in order to do so.

The show, ‘Designing Women III: Mother’, is inspired by a Harvard study that found that a large proportion of the pay gap between men and women can be explained by the so-called ‘motherhood penalty’. This stems from the belief that women who become mothers are less committed to their jobs than fathers, who, in turn, are perceived as the family breadwinners. The exhibition seeks to address this inherent societal inequity by highlighting how women who are mothers have contributed notably to the art and design canons.

This is the third exhibition by Egg Collective celebrating female designers, following a debut of the concept in 2017 during NYCxDesign, and a 2018 show titled ‘Masters, Mavericks and Mavens’. 

‘Designing Women III: Mother’, is on show until May 29, 2021 at Egg Collective, 151 Hudson Street NY, NY 10013.

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