King Woman Opening Reception

October 12, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

King Woman, Opening Reception:  Oct. 12th, 7-9pm

The exhibition will be on view from October 12th - December 9th, 2017.  Stay tuned to www.penandbrush.org for more details. 

This fall, Pen + Brush, in collaboration with curator Mashonda Tifrere and ArtleadHER, will debut King Woman, a show that recognizes works of art that are not only by women, but are the embodiment of autonomy, determination, and precision of skill. 

The artists featured in this large-scale group exhibition engage the viewer on humanist terms while harnessing the strength implicit in emotions, such as empathy and vulnerability.  The mission of King Woman is to aesthetically prove that there is freedom, power and an inner ability to rule each of our own realms as modern day women. What’s more, this group exhibition will feature the work of 25 visual artists (including performance and video installations) and encompass contemporary women artists ranging from emerging to established creators.  Confirmed artists include:

Swoon:  Originally known for her street art, Swoon is a mixed media artist who specializes in life-size wheatpaste prints and paper cutouts of human figures.  Known for her large-scale installations she works to highlight the human element of urban living.

A.V. Rockwell:  An award-winning screenwriter and director, A.V. Rockwell is the creator of The Gospel, a music-driven short film that serves as a visual prelude to Alicia Keys’ sixth studio album, Here.  King Woman will represent the first exhibit installation of the film. 

Carole A. Feuerman:  Recognized as a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture, Feuerman has produced a rich body of work in the studio and the public realm. By combining conventional sculptural materials of steel, bronze, and resin, with more unconventional media like water, light, sound, and video, Feuerman creates hybrid works of intricate energy and psychology.

Lynnie Z:  Currently a featured artist in the LIFEWTR Series 2 - 'Women in Art,' Lynnie Z’s distinctive style is marked by bold, bright color palettes and playful charismatic characters. These mysterious, seductive creatures and powerful femme fatales are brought to life using ink, paint and paint pens. 

Lola Flash:  Flash works primarily in portraiture with a 4x5 film camera, engaging those who are often deemed invisible.  She uses photography to challenge stereotypes and offer new ways of seeing that transcend and interrogate gender, sexual, age, and racial norms.

"It is through this critical pairing of recognized and less well-known women artists that I, and Pen + Brush, hope to showcase the talent, power and breadth of the work that women can create," says Tifrere.

“This show is not only a celebration of outstanding work by women, but also of our shared mission to provide professional female artists with a channel for acknowledgment and recognition,” explains Pen + Brush Executive Director Janice Sands.

Image Credit:  Ingrid Baars, Mary, 2016, Matte C-type archival print, plexiglass (24”x24")




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