In recent years, artists, art historians, and galleries have focused more on the impacts and influences made by women artists. Often overshadowed by their male counterparts, women artists from the past are getting the recognition that they deserve, and their work is emerging from the background where it had been somewhat relegated before.
In the upcoming show, aptly titled re.e.mer.gence, Jody Klotz Fine Art focuses on three impactful women from the Abstract Expressionist and Color Field movements. Lynne Drexler weaves stunning color with extraordinary painterly gestures to create a cacophony on her canvases. Alice Baber’s brilliant and bright paintings have gently curving forms that float within the frame. Buffie Johnson combines color and line into her evocative compositions. Each of these artists had a unique and powerful voice among both their male and female peers, which is demonstrated by the additional works in the show of influential women such as Elaine de Kooning, Betty Parsons, Grace Hartigan, Vivian Springford, Emily Mason, and Janice Biala. The exhibition also features works by lesser-known artists such as Mary Abbot, Helen DeMott, Judith Rothschild and Ethel Schwabacher.
This exhibition displays the talent of these incredible women and highlights the often-forgotten role that they played in the development of these artistic styles. As the art world recognizes these important figures, we celebrate the contributions of women artists. The show is accompanied by a catalog featuring an article by esteemed artist, writer, and educator Colette Copeland.
The opening reception for this important show is Thursday, March 21st from 5:30-7:30 and will include a Gallery Talk by art historian Tiffany Floyd from UNT. The reception is free and open to the public, and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are provided.