Nancy Spero: Weighing the Heart Against the Feather of Truth

Centro Galego de ARte Contemporanea, San de Compostela, Spain

September 24, 2004 – January 6, 2005

Spero’s first solo exhibition in a Spanish museum, Weighing the Heart Against a Feather of Truth, featured masterworks from throughout the artist’s oeuvre. Widely acknowledged as a pioneer in feminist art, Spero has been an inspiration to several generations of artists for having challenged the status quo in ideological, humanitarian and aesthetic domains. Her epic narratives of celebration and suffering extended horizontally across and vertically into the real space of the museum—complimenting the dramatic lines, surfaces, light and shifts in scale of the museum’s architecture and, no less, the historic, religious, and symbolic splendor of Santiago de Compostela.