Ingrid Baars, Mary, 2016, Matte C-type archival print, plexiglass (24”x24")

Opening Reception for King Woman

On October 12, 2017 from 7-9 pm, Pen + Brush will hold an opening reception for King Woman, a group exhibition featuring 25 artists curated by Mashonda Tifrere.

This fall, Pen + Brush is collaborating with curator Mashonda Tifrere, who founded ArtLeadHER, on a group exhibition titled King Woman. This exhibit will uniquely pair underexposed female artists with their established contemporaries in an effort to support the less recognized artists within a community of like-minded women who share the ultimate goal of effecting real change in the marketplace for all women artists.

"It is through this critical pairing of recognized and less well-known women artists that I, and Pen + Brush, hope to showcase the talent, power and breadth of the work that women can create," says Tifrere.

Prior to graduating from Christie’s Education and launching ArtLeadHER, Tifrere became a champion for women artists as a collector when she began to experience the same lack of equity within the art market as she faced in the recording industry.

Tifrere’s work, and the founding of ArtLeadHER as a platform that offers exposure and strategic access to the primary market for talented female artists, is directly in line with the mission of Pen and Brush and the re-launch of our 123 year-old organization in 2015.

“This show is not only a celebration of outstanding work by women, but also of our shared mission to provide professional female artists with a channel for acknowledgment and recognition,” explains Pen + Brush Executive Director Janice Sands.

This group exhibition will feature the work of 25 visual artists, including performance and video installations. King Woman will encompass a mix of styles from renowned street artist Swoon whose work depicts everyday men, women, and life often as religious icons, to Lola Flash whose regal portrait series SALT, captures woman who are 70 in an unexpected light, to the extreme hyper-realism of Carole A. Feuerman, Kit King, and Ingrid Baars, whose work is juxtaposed with a group of explosive and gestural abstract painters including Taira, Rebecca Allen, Renee Phillips, and Trixie Pitts.

The exhibit will also feature the award-winning screenwriter and director, A.V. Rockwell, creator of The Gospel, a music-driven short film that serves as a visual prelude to Alicia Keys’ sixth studio album, Here. King Woman will be the first exhibit installation of the film.

Upcoming Events

  • September 20 - November 4, 2017
  • London, United Kingdom

This Burning Land Belongs To You

Swiss Cottage Gallery

This Land Belongs To You
Swiss Cottage Gallery, Swiss Cottage Library, 88 Avenue Road
London, United Kingdom

http://www.lovecamden.org/index.php/burning-land-belongs-you

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The Cravens collection features a pair of metal stabiles by Alexander Calder, to include this creation, titled Crayfish (est.  $50,000-$80,000).
  • September 22-23, 2017
  • Geneseo, New York
Hans Burkhardt, City At Night I, Guadalajara, 1957, oil on canvas
  • September 23 - December 23, 2017
  • Los Angeles, California

Hans Burkhardt in Mexico

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
357 North La Brea
Los Angeles, California

http://jackrutbergfinearts.com

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  • September 23, 2017
  • Brockton, Massachusetts

Kids Paint!

Fuller Craft Museum

Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street
Brockton, Massachusetts

https://fullercraft.org/product/kids-paint-september-23/

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  • September 23-24, 2017
  • Highwood, Illinois

Highwood Starving Artists Show

Amdur Productions

Downtown Highwood
301 Waukegan Ave.
Highwood, Illinois

www.amdurproductions.com

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Huddle - a postcard show at Shoebox Projects
  • September 23, 2017
  • Los Angeles, California
DRAW OUT! at The Heckscher Museum of Art
  • September 24, 2017
  • Huntington, New York

DRAW OUT! Arts Festival at The Heckscher Museum of Art

The Heckscher Museum of Art
2 Prime Avenue
Huntington, New York

www.Heckscher.org

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  • September 24-25, 2017
  • Brockton, Massachusetts
In A Dark Time by Pam Douglas (detail)
  • September 26 - October 21, 2017
  • Los Angeles, California
Nancy McLean, Solar Power 2, Oil on Canvas, 36'' x 24''
  • September 26 - October 17, 2017
  • NYC, New York

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ANSEL ADAMS, Richard Kobayashi, farmer with cabbages Manzanar Relocation Center, 19.  Courtesy of Library of Congress
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Crocker Art Museum exhibition looks at Japanese internment and incarceration in the early 1940s
February 19 - May 14, 2017
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