January 19 – February 18, 2013


Los Angeles, California

Kelly Berg  Pat Berger  Cheryl Ekstrom  Helen Frankenthaler

Carole Freeman  Zhenya Gershman  Nancy Graves  Bay Hallowell

JD Hansen  Minjung Kim  Samella Lewis  Jamie Oxman

Elizabeth Peyton  Beverly Pepper  Judy Pfaff  Susanna Schultan

Julie Brown Smith  Pat Steir

Reception for the Artists: Saturday, January 19, 4-7 PM

Installation photo opportunity 3:30 PM

Keynote Speaker, Judy L. Larson

Former Director, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

WOMEN’S ART NOW shines a vivid light on what’s long been missing from the socio-cultural and socio-political equations at work in much of the world today: that missing factor being equal input from women. Thus all the works in this exhibition, though not necessarily about women, are by women.

The only other criteria for the selection of artworks is that they be masterfully executed, authentic expressions of the artists’ identities and consequent points of view. The field from which the artists were selected was defined in an equally simple manner - the artists have either crossed paths with the gallery and/or the gallery has collected their work.

Having cast this modest curatorial net absent of an aesthetic agenda other than artistry and authenticity, this show nevertheless exhibits a broad cross-section from the canons of modernism, post-modernism, feminism and post-feminism. Styles range from literal to abstract, geometric to expressionist; media range from traditional painting, graphics and sculpture to conceptual and other “avant-garde” forms.

WOMEN’S ART NOW will benefit Women’s Voices Now, a not-for-profit organization concerned with advancing women’s rights to free expression in Muslim societies. The Women’s Voices Now website hosts the largest existing collection of films by women and about women living in Muslim societies: 98 films from 40 countries. The website also supports an interactive online community of contributors from a wide range of national, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. All gallery proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Women’s Voices Now.

For further information about Women’s Voices Now, please visitwww.womensvoicesnow.org or contact heidi@womensvoicesnow.org.

(Left) Genuina Tura, Elizabeth Peyton

(Right) Portraits of Facebook, Carole Freeman

Judy Larson, Former Director, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. viewing paintings by Carole Freeman