Revealed: Women, Art, Life, Success, an Interview Dialogue
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Panel moderated by Betty Ann Brown and Linda Vallejo
Accompanying article written by Toti O’Brien for the Italian magazine “Salpare” in the Italian city of Alghero, published by Neria Di Giovanni, Nemapress
In February 2007, the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery hosted a large exhibit: “Multiple Vantage Point: Southern California Women Artists: 1980-2006.” The show featured work by 50 women, all active in the decades following the feminist revolution. It reflected, in fact, a feminist spirit of inclusion, displaying a variety of traditional and non traditional media (multiple vantage points). It witnessed, as well, some results of the feminist revolution, testifying the freedom of expression that, for sure, women have acquired, then preserved, in these last decades.
In the contest of the show, art and feminist historian Betty Ann Brown, along with artist Linda Vallejo, organized a panel, featuring 11 of the artists. They called it “Revealed: Women, Art, Life, Success”, and they gave it the form of an interactive exchange, about themes, we can see, wide and crucial….
The guests were Kim Abeles, Judy Baca, Samantha Fields, Diane Gamboa, Cheri Gaulke, Lezley Saar, Stacy Schultz, Ruth Weisberg, Terry Wolverton, Kim Yasuda and June Wayne… this last, in her ninety, already, and considered a pioneer, particularly in the field of printmaking.
The age span of these artists covered 6 decades, a pretty good range, and, because in Los Angeles, a wide pallet of ethnic backgrounds were, also represented: Hispanic, African American, Asian, Jewish, Native American, Anglo-Saxon.
The panel embodied an idea, that Ms. Brown already explored, years ago, in her book “Gradiva’s Mirror” (an extended study about surrealist women artists).
Revealed, Salpare Magazine, published by Neria Di Giovanni, Nemapress, by Toti O’Brien, Alghero, Italy, 2007 (English)
Revealed, Salpare Magazine, published by Neria Di Giovanni, Nemapress, by Toti O’Brien, Alghero, Italy, 2007 (Italian)