Pen + Brush celebrates over a century of being the only non-profit in New York exclusively devoted to the showcasing and support of women contemporary artists and writers with their inaugural exhibition
Furies, Fairies, Visionaries. This exhibition features works by thirty artists utilizing the visual languages of both fantasy and abstraction to claim and create space. Addressing gender, age, and sexuality; the evolution of urban and natural environments; the impact of technology, and more, these artists articulate profound, incisive, perspectives on current issues and conditions. Inspired by personal experiences, popular culture, concerns about climate change and socio-political inequities, as well as by formal and philosophical explorations of the nature of space and perception, these works demonstrate the vital need for women’s visions and voices to be seen and heard. Whether navigating interior, imaginative realms or exterior, physical reality, women artists are taking and making more space in the struggle to create a more inclusive, equitable world. As heirs to the work of the Second Wave Women’s movement that transformed art and society in the 1970s, these 21st- century feminists illuminate how the personal and the public, the narrative and the abstract, are indeed political, today perhaps more than ever.
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