A group show featuring 30 established Female & 15 Male international Artists (including 10 MFA students from the New York Academy of Art):
Jules ARTHUR, Mirza BABIC, Tyler BALLON, Meghan BOODY, Tawny CHATMON, Chloe CHIASSON, Angela CHINA, Barron CLAIBORNE, Taha CLAYTON, Sophia DAWSON, Amy DOS SANTOS, Hannah FINKBOHNER, Elody GYEKIS, David HOLLIER, Jerome LAGARRIQUE, Coby KENNEDY, Nate LEWIS, Sylvia MAIER, Osborne MACHARIA, Nelson MAKAMO, Dindga MCCANNON, Steven MENENDEZ, Rogerio MESQUITA, Zanele MUHOLI, Prinston NNANNA, Tim OKAMURA, Anna PARK, Andreea RADUTOIU, Miles REGIS, Helen ROBINSON, Hiba SCHAHBAZ, Nighisti SOLOMON, Stan SQUIREWELL, Alanna VANACORE, Nichole WASHINGTON, Dagmar van WEEGHEL, Deborah WILLIS + more
Curated by Joakim von Ditmar & Destinee Ross
9 W 8th Street, NY 10011. Between 6th & 5th Avenue. Closest Subway: West 4/Washington Square Station the A, C, D, E, F, M trains
Only 27 percent of the 590 major museum exhibitions from 2007 to 2013 were devoted to female artists; only five women were among the top 100 artists by cumulative auction value between 2011 and 2016; and just a third of gallery representation in the U.S. is female and Women of Color are at the bottom of this hierarchy. These statistics exist within the art world.
It is finally beginning to change, but it is still long ways off from where it should be.
The same goes for equal pay and positions of power in the workforce; too many glass ceilings in a time of #metoo and female empowerment, which begs the question: how are women in general and in particular, women of color viewed?
Mentioning gender and race in any context, especially in America, people either get defensive or offended. Art can be a contributing factor to a much needed and long overdue change in how we see ourselves and each other.
The hope is that this exhibition will somehow entice at least a dialogue.
A portion of proceeds benefit The Museum of Contemporary African Arts, MoCADA.org and their educational programming and exhibitions as arts education is instrumental in the development of a child.
The show is located at Ideal Glass Gallery 9 West 8th Street in New York City Between 6th & 5th Avenue. Closest Subway: West 4/Washington Square Station the A, C, D, E, F, M trains