Re-Imagining the Circle, Triangle, and Square
Women artists are often absent or only represented sparingly at museums and art galleries that specialize in modern art. The tenants of modernism encourage artists to explore concepts of line, color and form. Abstract and Geometric, a new exhibition at Woman Made Gallery, presents the work of contemporary women artists who continue to explore these ideas in their work. Through its commitment to establish a venue to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of women artists, Woman Made Gallery presents an opportunity to view approaches to abstraction and geometry in both two and three dimensional forms by a diverse group of women artists.
The juror of Abstract and Geometric, Julie Karabenick, an accomplished painter and curator, explains her approach to the exhibition, “Across time and cultures, humans have used geometric forms to adorn their bodies and possessions, to mark physical and social boundaries, and to give visual expression to their most fundamental beliefs and aspirations. Thus these forms are important to a basic human enterprise.”
By repeating various geometric shapes the forty-two artists featured in Abstract and Geometric explore issues related to technology, cycles of birth and social identities. Woman Made Gallery invites you to experience this re-imagining of the circle, triangle and square by both local artists and artists from around the country.
(Banner image: artwork by Naomee Guest)