Lowe Art Museum. From Feb 16th through Mar 30th, 2008.
Women Only! In Their Studios is the new exhibition on view at the Lowe Art Museum featuring the work of contemporary women artists, who despite having exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in the United States and worldwide, deplore how little their work is recognized by the American public. This exhibition is an eclectic assemblage of fifty paintings, photographs, works on paper, sculpture, quilts, videos and studio shots by twenty women who broke through the glass ceiling – in fact shattered it – but incredibly are not yet household names. Each artist is an innovator who added distinct marks along the path of modern art – from abstract expressionism to conceptualism, appropriationism, and everything in between.
The viewer will be invigorated by a rich modern American tapestry since the artists are culturally as diverse as the strands that make up our great melting pot: white, black, American Indian, Chicano, Chinese, Jewish and Christian. Their basic expressive means are as boldly distinctive as their cultures are different.
Included in the exhibition are Jennifer Bartlett, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Camille Billops, Elizabeth Catlett, Linda Freeman, Ann Hamilton, Grace Hartigan, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Elizabeth Murray, Howardena Pindell, Laurie Simmons, Faith Ringgold, Miriam Schapiro, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Joan Snyder, Pat Steir, Gail Tremblay, Jackie Winsor, and Flo Oy Wong. Enlivening the exhibition are twenty autobiographical reflections that provide first person insights into artistic inspiration, drive, and process. The exhibition at the Lowe was curated by Eleanor Flomenhaft and it is part of a seven city national tour, scheduled to run for over a two and a half year period.
Complementing Women Only, the Lowe is also presenting an exhibition entitled Labors of Love: Women Artists from the Permanent Collection. This exhibition was curated by Gita Shonek and Denise Gerson and will be on view through 2008.
For more information, please call: 305.284.3535