Christie Blizard, Dani Dodge, Paula D Everitt, Melissa Furness, Alisa Henriquez, Nicole Jacquard, Mary-Ann Kokoska, Nancy Macko, Gladys Tietz Mercier, Eti Naor, Mimi Oritsky, Meghan Quinn, Sally Resnik Rockriver, Julia Kim Smith, Patty Smith, Erin Wiersma, Joo Yeon Woo, Janet Decker Yanez
A.I.R. Gallery | 111 Front Street
Curated by Lucy Li
National & International Members Exhibition Curated by Lucy Li
March 6 - March 29, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6th from 6-9pm
A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Liminal Communities, an exhibition of work by A.I.R. Gallery’s National & Interna- tional Artists, curated by Lucy Li. The exhibition brings together the work of 19 diverse artists from across the United States and from Israel. The show, intended to initiate conversations on what it means to be a woman artist today, opens with a reception on March 6, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm, and will continue through March 29, 2014.
Curator Lucy Li states that although the styles and media of A.I.R. Gallery’s National/International Artists are “stunningly diverse...together this group emanates a sense of coherence, perhaps due to their firm commitment to A.I.R. Gallery’s mission and ever evolving role... It’s impossible to speak about A.I.R. Gallery itself without considering the role of feminism in art and the role of art in feminism... Most works in this exhibition do not bear blatant feminist agendas. All genuinely incorporate the experience of being a woman in the contemporary world, which now can be manifested in a wide range of imaginative ways of being.”
Founded in 1972, A.I.R. was the first artist-run gallery for women in the United States. During a time when the majority of commercial galleries in New York City showed almost exclusively male artists, A.I.R.’s goal was to provide a professional and permanent exhibition space for women. The National/International Artists Program was added in 1981 to enrich A.I.R. Gallery by introducing regional perspectives.
National & International Artists: Christie Blizard (San Antonio, TX), Laura Crosby (Minneapolis, MN), Dani Dodge (Pasadena, CA), Paula D Everitt (Newtown, PA), Melissa Furness (Denver, CO), Alisa Henriquez (East Lansing, MI), Nicole Jacquard (Bloomington, IN), Mary-Ann Kokoska (Fort Collins, CO), Nancy Macko (Upland, CA), Gladys Tietz Mercier (Kappa, IL), Eti Naor (Savion, Israel), Mimi Oritsky (Philadelphia, PA), Meghan Quinn (Los Angeles, CA), Sally Resnik Rockriver (Chapel Hill, NC), Julia Kim Smith (Baltimore, MD), Patty Smith (Philadelphia, PA), Erin Wiersma (Manhattan, KS), Joo Yeon Woo (Boulder, CO), Janet Decker Yanez (Nashville, TN)
Wed - Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM