Sunday, October 04, 2015

Finally, an Exhibition Devoted to the Women of Abstract Expressionism


First, let me ENCOURAGE our members to put their name forth as candidates for Chapter president (see the blog post right before this one).

Kristin has work tirelessly these past few years, and now needs to spend time with her daughter. THANK YOU KRISTIN! I would especially like to encourage our newer members to become involved. This Chapter can accomplish anything that its members envision.

This is a great segue to this post about women artists of the abstract expressionist movement. As arts writer, Jillian Steinhauer, recently wrote in an article for Hyperallergic:

"The paradigm of the “overlooked female artist” is both a cliché and a truth. We all know the art market is unceasingly hungry, and previously sidelined women artists are the perfect food. But that doesn’t change the fact that countless female artists have been ignored, forgotten, and stepped on, that movements defined by their male stars have entire other histories still in need of writing."

Perle Fine, “Early Morning Garden” (1957), oil paint and collage on canvas, 44 x 36 in, 
Collection Art Enterprises, Ltd, Chicago (image courtesy McCormick Gallery, Chicago, © AE Artworks, LLC) 

Read the full article HERE.

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