One of the most relevant focuses of the current art market is a growing recognition of the often overlooked role that women have played in the visual arts. While we are still far from achieving parity in the art world, there has been an increased appreciation for female artists of the past and the present. This exhibition seeks to highlight the contributions of six highly accomplished women with unique artistic perspectives, and it looks to the influences of the past as a way to envision a bright future ahead for equality in the arts.
The show features the work of both American and European women that have influenced Post-War Lyrical Abstraction, Geometric Abstraction, American Abstract Expressionism and American Modernism.
Just as in society at large, art historians, galleries and collectors alike are beginning to see not only the value that current female artists are bringing to the market, but also the enormous impacts that women of the past have made.
A Quest for Parity looks to these influences of the past as a way to envision a bright future ahead for equality in the arts. Through this exhibition we recognize that extremely talented female artists are not new – they have worked throughout history. What is new is the recognition that they garner. While many strides have been made in bringing their work into the spotlight, there is much more work to be done. In presenting this show, we hope to stand up for the pioneering women of the past and the persevering women of the present in their pursuit of equality in art.