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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Shifting the Gaze: Feminism and Painting

KEY WORKS BY JUDY CHICAGO, EVA HESSE, NICOLE EISENMAN & OTHERS IN SHIFTING THE GAZE: FEMINISM AND PAINTING AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM

Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism 
September 12, 2010 - January 30, 2011

This exhibition explores the origins and impact of feminism on contemporary painting from the 1960s to now with over 30 paintings and several sculptures and decorative objects, is largely drawn from The Jewish Museum’s collection and also includes select loans.  Works by 27 artists such as Judy Chicago, Louise Fishman, Leon Golub, Eva Hesse, Deborah Kass, Lee Krasner, Louise Nevelson, Elaine Reichek, Miriam Schapiro, Joan Snyder, Nancy Spero, and Hannah Wilke, among others, are arranged thematically.

Feminist challenges to creative and institutional limits have been widely influential in art since the 1960s, with the emergence of the women’s art movement in the United States.  Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism explores the impact of feminism on contemporary painting.  Taking the visitor through a half-century of painting, the exhibition focuses on art at the crossroads of societal shift and individual expression.  Shifting the Gaze explores the roots of feminist art in Abstract Expressionism, Pop and Minimalism, and extends to the present, when feminist impulses remain vital in recent works targeting the representation of women in popular culture.

Gallery Talks
Visitors will have the opportunity to hear from artists included in the exhibition, as well as from Shifting the Gaze’s curator, Daniel Belasco, Henry J. Leir Associate Curator, The Jewish Museum.

October 4       Joyce Kozloff
October 5       Judy Chicago
October 11     Mira Schor
October 18     Daniel Belasco
October 25     Deborah Kass
November 1   Robert Kushner


FREE with Museum admission

Also on view will be Fish Forms: Lamps by Frank Gehry.
August 29, 2010 - October 31, 2010
As part of a design competition sponsored by the Formica Company, internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry created a series of lamps based on the form of a fish which had become something of a personal icon for him.  A selection of eight of Gehry’s colorful and luminous lamps will be on view in this exhibition that will also explore the significance of fish imagery in the architect’s work.

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York, NY  10128
tel  212-423-3271
http://www.thejewishmuseum.org

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