Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New blog of interest - JOANNA FRUEH

Hello everyone,
I wanted to introduce Joanna Frueh's new blog. Joanna was my professor at UNR back in the day.  She really helped me understand my role as a woman, as and artist, as a feminist. Please check it out:

Picture:  The Aesthetics of Orgasm, Reno, NV, 2002

Saturday, December 20, 2008

susan grabel

I had a chance to talk with Susan Grabel at the Mid America Print Council Conference in Fargo in October. Her work is based in sculpture, and following this she has made a unique series of monoprints from cast paper. I love how they celebrate the realistic feminine form, and the bold use of color.

Check her out! A very interesting artist, indeed.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My Favorite Show this Year

SWOON+MONICA CANILAO at the Luggage Store, S.F. I love their title: Feral and the print work of Swoon is some of the most dynamic printmaking happening right now.
Swoon from New Image Art Gallery show in Los Angeles

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

feminist art journals

Has anyone participated in or discovered any feminist art journals? I'm particularly interested in reading some current art analysis from a feminist and/or GLBT point of view. I'm looking for a publication that intersects gender politics with art; something that really sinks its teeth in.

I discovered n.paradoxa and it looks quite interesting and established. The print issues seem somewhat affordable, too, while the online versions apparently vary a tad.

Sylvia Sleigh talking about "Turkish Bath"

Walks Through the Revolution: Sylvia Sleigh from MOCA on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

MOMA Resources

Here's another contribution to the discussion of feminist printmakers and such..
Check out the MOMA audio archives for lectures associated with the 2007 exhibit: Documenting a Feminist Past: Art World Critique
Download MP3/video files here:

Reconsidering Feminism: A Year in Review
Over the last year, a series of exhibitions and cultural initiatives in New York and elsewhere have sought to reconsider the feminist legacy in contemporary art and the new directions it has inspired in the work of emerging artists and collectives. This roundtable discussion with artists, critics, and historians will include a critical review and analysis of such events. It will also include an attempt to envision the steps to follow in the collective efforts to write recent feminist art history and implement the lessons learned from these initiatives. Participants include Janine Antoni, artist; Aruna D'Souza, Assistant Professor of Art History and Women's Studies, Binghamton University; Sharon Hayes, artist; and Molly Nesbit, Professor of Art History, Vassar College, contributing editor, Artforum, and (with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija) organizer of the ongoing project Utopia Stations. Moderated by Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings, The Museum of Modern Art.

Resource: Woman Made Gallery in Chicago

Woman Made Gallery in Chicago is a great resource for established
and emerging artists. It is not exclusive to women, but it is the driving focus.

Currently Exhibiting: One Planet, One Experiment.