Woman Made Gallery is proud to present “Bare Essentials: Minimalism in the 21st Century” with work by 26 artists, juried by Ingrid Fassbender of Fassbender Fine Art, an independent curator for various museums and art centers and a consultant to numerous artists and institutions. Besides the group exhibition on the theme, WMG also hosted solo shows by Illinois artists, Ulli Rooney and Kathleen Waterloo.
Minimalism is a specific movement identified with the evolution of post-World War II art. The movement pioneers – among them Frank Stella and Carl Andre – felt that “art excludes the unnecessary”. Their artwork – including that of others such as Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, and Agnes Martin, was rooted in the reductive aesthetic aspects of modernism. It was this reductive element which these artists pursued in their movement away from the prevalence of Abstract Expressionism.
“Bare Essentials: Minimalism in the 21st Century” will explore how women artists are influenced by these earlier ideologies, and how they attempt to make them their own.
Group exhibit juried by Ingrid Fassbender