Exhibition

ABSTRACT MYSTIQUE (a Group Show)

Exhibition Dates: 
January 17, 2015 to April 18, 2015

This exhibition’s title, Abstract Mystique pays homage to Betty Friedan’s legendary 1963 book, The Feminine Mystique, widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-­â€wave feminism in  the United States. Spanning three generations, this exhibition includes work by seven contemporary female artists from Southern California who revisit some aspects of Abstract Expressionism but likewise explore their own idiosyncratic approaches to painting. Lorraine Cleary Dale, Virginia Katz, Trang Le, Nancy Monk, Leslie Love Stone, Gretel Stephens and Maggie Tennesen represent a slice of the incredibly diverse Abstraction currently being produced in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. These women have found their own way of imbuing abstraction with personal meaning.  While some may view abstraction as the antithesis of concrete ideas, or merely a visual trope, these artists utilize abstraction as an affirmation of self-­â€ identity, discovery and realization.   

 

 

January 17, 2015

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM / 1121

This exhibition’s title, Abstract Mystique pays homage to Betty Friedan’s legendary 1963 book, The Feminine Mystique, widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-­â€wave feminism in  the United States. Spanning three generations, this exhibition includes work by seven contemporary female artists from Southern California who revisit some aspects of Abstract Expressionism but likewise explore their own idiosyncratic approaches to painting. Lorraine Cleary Dale, Virginia Katz, Trang Le, Nancy Monk, Leslie Love Stone, Gretel Stephens and Maggie Tennesen represent a slice of the incredibly diverse Abstraction currently being produced in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. These women have found their own way of imbuing abstraction with personal meaning.  While some may view abstraction as the antithesis of concrete ideas, or merely a visual trope, these artists utilize abstraction as an affirmation of self-­â€ identity, discovery and realization.