VanDeb Editions has proudly celebrated Women’s History Month since 2010. This year they are honoring five women artists who have made prints with them in the last year.
The featured artists are Marina Adams, Nancy Azara, Andrea Belag (Sunnyside Yards #3 pictured above) , Joanne Freeman, Claire Seidl and Dee Shapiro. All of the artists are mid-career engaged in lively art making and exhibiting. The show runs from March 1-31 at the Standard Motors Building Lobby. 37-18 Northern Blvd., Long Island City, NY.
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”
Image courtesy of Ivy Brown Gallery
Ivy Brown Gallery is proud to present the magical ‘Origin of Myth’ by Joshe Goode.
Inspired by amateur archaeologists such as Heinrich Schliemann who discovered Troy and by past elaborate hoaxes like that of the Piltdown Man, Joshua travels the world performing staged archaeological excavations exposing the malleability of our history. During these performances he discovers his own versions of historical artifacts, crafted from objects from his youth–such as baseball cards, G.I. Joe action figures, POGS, and various other toys and items. His discoveries and claims, while false and absurdly comical, are based on real research. This exhibit highlights some of his most significant recent discoveries.
The exhibition runs from March 7th-April 12th
Barbara Stanley Gallery presents JB Vallely and Lorcan Vallely (whose Cross Country Race oil on canvas is shown here courtesy of the artist and Barbara Stanley) exhibition at City Hall in March. This exhibition of new paintings will be presented at the City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA from 13th to 31st March and will be included as part of St. Patrick’s Day, London Festival 2017.
Curious Duke Gallery is proud to announce the apocalyptic new exhibition of collage artist, Steven Quinn, runs until April 1st 2017. ‘Once Upon A Tomorrow’ is one of the most politically and culturally relevant exhibitions you can visit in London at the moment. Combining cut-outs from old magazines and historic imagery, Quinn creates ominous collage narratives in which the threat of nuclear destruction and intergalactic conflict loom large.
Against these expansive, portentous backdrops are juxtaposed scenes of mundane domesticity taken from vintage magazines: a figure sunbathing in front of an ominous, expanding sun; a 50’s housewife preparing dinner as a mushroom cloud blooms in the distance.
The result is a beguiling melting pot of ideas, that’s at once thought-provoking, visually arresting, and seeped in dark humour.
“Recently, immigration, Trump, and privacy have been themes which have influenced me a lot. Most of the time I buy old books and magazines, then spend time breaking and cutting them up roughly, sorting them into subject matter. For me the paper quality is better with old magazines. If you’re lucky, you can score some really old 40’s magazines that have been screen printed.”
Steve Quinn, 2017
Image: Henrietta Dubrey’s Clean (Courtesy of the artist and Sarah Wiseman Gallery)
Sarah Wiseman Gallery is proud to present the spring exhibition ‘Identities’ featuring the work of four prominent women painters Clare Bonnet, Toni Cogdell, Henrietta Dubrey and Veronica Wells.
In a diverse, exciting exhibition each of these artists explores a range of themes within figurative art; from personal histories to the influences of fashion and media. All four have a shared theme of seeking personal authenticity through their work, by exploring common and relatable experiences as artists and as women.
‘This exhibition didn’t start out as an exhibition of women’s art exclusively. We wanted an exhibition of contemporary figurative painting, and the four artists that came to mind just happen to be women.’
Sarah Wiseman, February 2017
It’s an undeniable fact that women’s issues are under the spotlight in recent months, so this exhibition is at a poignant moment in time. Throughout history, women’s artistic achievements have been far less well acknowledged than their male counterparts. However, with major solo exhibitions at Tate from artists like Marlene Dumas, Yayoi Kusama and Georgia O’Keefe; and at Modern Art Oxford, Jenny Saville, Barbara Kruger and currently Lubaina Himid, it seems that finally, women’s part of the story of art is taking its rightful place.