Meet the Artists Reception: Wednesday, February 18 from 5pm to 8pm
Exhibition on view January 14, 2015 – April 26, 2015.
Kicking off the New Year, and ushering in the 37th year of Zenith Gallery, please join them in celebrating Women’s History Month. Their current exhibition offers the viewer a chance to contemplate the many contributions women, of all races and ethnicities, have made to the visual arts.
According to tradition, in the past a woman’s place was in the home, where she was under the tutelage, first of her father and then of her husband. Her main duties were to be a wife and a mother. It was only in the 20th century when women became (almost) universally eligible (legally as well as culturally) to receive the highest levels of artistic training, and to pursue a career in the visual arts.
Of course, when you contemplate women of color, you must take into consideration the further obstacles they have faced in being regarded as equal to the task – given our historic, undeniable bias in favor of both white artists, as well as male artists. In short, women artists just want to be perceived as artists. Fast-forward to the 1970s, and Margery E. Goldberg founds Zenith Gallery.
Travel a little further in time, and you arrive at today’s wide array of women working in the arts – dealers, curators in museums, artists, appraisers, framers – you name it. From cast bronze, to glass, to mesh, to carved wood, to paint, to found object, to fiber, and beyond, our current exhibit showcases the unexpected, the lovely, the ironic, and the sublime. These women have created pieces that are at times: ironically sharp-witted, playful or serious, invested in political and social commentary, or personal and autobiographical in nature. Thus, the works are also universal in theme and scope.
- Anne Bouie
- Renee DuRocher
- Margery E. Goldberg
- Joan Konkel
- Donna McCullough
- Carol Newmyer
- Lynda Smith-Bugge
- Cassie Taggart
- Joyce Zipperer
Zenith Gallery is located at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. For more information visit http://zenithgallery.com/press_releases/2015/Women%20of%20Zenith.htm.