Margaret LeJeune:: The Modern Day Diana
October 22 – November 18, 2012
Margaret LeJeune’s series, Modern Day Diana, explores the modern notions of women hunters and the issues of gender, power and representation. Each image captures a very personal depiction of the sitter, made evident by the setting. By photographing in each woman’s home or hunting lodge with a large-format 4x5 camera, LeJuene creates dynamics that question the relationship between the domestic sphere, traditionally regarded as “the woman’s place,” and the hunting world, typically a masculine realm. The attributes of Diana, Greek goddess of the hunt, that of the bow and arrow, hunting dog, stag and animal pelts, further express this dichotomy.
Margaret LeJeune is an Assistant Professor at Lyon College, Batesville, AR, and holds an MFA from Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. She exhibits nationally.
Exhibitions and visiting speakers programs at the School of Art are supported by generous grants from the Helen Jones Foundation and The CH Foundation, both of Lubbock. Additional support comes from Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.