Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Uomini Famosi: Archive of Women Artists

Getting ready for my solo exhibition at Mary Davis Holt Gallery at Salem College, in February-March 2012!

I have been playing with my Picasa album of my Uomini Famosi archive and look... how fun to get these images into a grid form. This will really be helpful as I plan my display at the upcoming residency and for the exhibition at Salem College.

My proposed title for the exhibition: She-roes

Here is my blurb, and newest revision of an artist statement:

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and ‘she-roes’!”

~Maya Angelou

Embracing the mission of the Guerilla Girls, a feminist art group fighting for the rights of women artists, past and present, this work seeks to celebrate the contributions of these ‘she-roes’. With an intention to re-inform the art canon, the faces of women artists over the centuries are re-presented. Many of who, during their lifetime received a lack of recognition, surpassed by the hegemony of their male-dominated world. With influences as diverse as Hildegard de Bingen and Lee Krasner, new synergies are crafted from both opaque and transparent structures. This work ranges an exploration of painting with oils to compositions in glass. Maternal meta-narratives further homage the neglected ‘other-half’.

Of course I consider the above in draft form, so it could be further revised.