Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Uomini Famosi: Archive of Women Artists

Uomini Famosi: Archive of Women Artists
(Installation of 50 Vitreous paintings on glass, each 8 x 10")

“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’.

To view the hyperlink of the Uomini Famosi archive with the artist names, view:


To view this archive in reality, mark your calendars for my exhibition at Salem College in February-March: http://www.salem.edu/events/she-roes-works-by-betti-pettinati-longinotti

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