Lola Flash, a fixture in the New York City art scene, uses photography to challenge stereotypes and offer new ways of seeing that often transcend and interrogate gender sexual and racial norms. Her work has been used as a reference point for the black and LGBTQ+ community and for photography by women.Show Preview Visit
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Angst and Contempt: New Painting features works by Kharis Kennedy, Dana Kotler, Stacy Leigh, Melita Osheowitz, and Sarah Sagarin. Together, these five artists are dealing with the grim realities of today’s world within the context of contemporary painting.Preview Exhibition
Pen and Brush Presents… is a reading series founded by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” features readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.
Opening Reception of Angst and Contempt: New Paintings. Featuring work by: Kharis Kennedy, Dana Kotler, Stacy Leigh, Melita Osheowitz, and Sarah Sagarin.
After about 32 years of making pictures with hardly any time to rest, Flash is standing a little taller herself these days, thanks to a retrospective exhibit of her various projects at the Pen and Brush Gallery in Manhattan.
Lola Flash’s retrospective at Pen + Brush, 1986 to Present, honors creative activism at its finest. ... This historic retrospective of seventy-one photographs spans a life of advocacy.
Flash's germinal bodies of work continue to serve as an important touchstone for any student of photography, and certainly the lineage of art produced by black, queer women.
The solo exhibition presents work spanning three decades, including a cross-processed color photography series the artist made in response to the AIDS crisis.