Saturday, January 11, 2014

A.I.R. Gallery Opening

Block Party is my solo exhibit at the A.I.R. Gallery located at 111 Front Street in the "Dumbo" section of  Brooklyn. A.I.R. was the first all female cooperative gallery in the United States. It was founded in 1972 with the objective of providing a professional and permanent exhibition space for women artists.

The opening was Jan. 9 at 6; the show will be on view until Feb. 2. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 11-6 pm. If you missed the opening, I will be at the gallery on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 11-5; Jan. 18 from 11-3; Jan. 25 from 11-5, and Feb. 1 from 11-6. I look forward to seeing you there!

Rachel Farmer, Susan Stainman, JoAnn McFarland, and Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Running concurrent with my exhibit, is "Womanhouse or a Roaming House? A Room of One's Own Today, " curated by Mira Schor. Huffington Post wrote an impressive article about the exhibit - click here to read it. 

As part of the fellowship at A.I.R. Gallery, I am organizing two community projects. First, is a Liquitex demonstration featuring Tony Zatzick. This will be on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 3-5 at the Gallery. Click here for more information. 

The second community project is hosting a panel discussion focused on the issues raised in the exhibit A “Womanhouse” or a Roaming House? “A Room of One’s Own” Today.  The original Womanhouse Project in Los Angeles in 1972 was one of the
most important and famous art projects in feminist art history. The panelists in A “Womanhouse” or a Roaming House? “A Room of One’s Own” Today will address questions similar to those posited by the original exhibition, but through a contemporary lens: What is the space necessary for an artist to make art in and for whom? Rather than a “Womanhouse” ought we now to envision a Rooming House or a Roaming House? What are the implications of the gendering of space, who owns domestic space, and is creativity more a private pursuit or a public one?  Panel participants are Maureen Connor, Vanalyne Green, Kara Rooney, and collaborative artists Sara Jimenez and Kaitlynn Rendell. This event is Sunday Feb. 1 from 4-6 PM. 

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