Mandy Lyn Ford, New Wave, Oil Paint, Acrylic, Sparkle Foam, and Canvas on Canvas Adhered to Wood Panel, 10 x 8 inches, 2014
Please join us for a special Winter Giving Season edition of the Urbano Cellars Art Salon Project, curated by Kimberly Rowe, a local internationally exhibiting artist and curator. The reception is Wednesday, November 11th, 5 - 7 p.m., and features the work of fourteen contemporary abstract painters.
The show, Still I Rise: Recent Work by Powerful Women, takes it's name from a poem written by the inimitable Maya Angelou, who did not let being a woman, or African American, or someone whose own life was fraught with incredible trials and tribulations, cause herself to shrink.
At a time when women and women's rights continue to be devalued, it is important to seek and find the power in each one of them. These artists who are featured here are examples of women who choose to live out loud. Among other things, they practice abstract painting, which has been said to be a political act. Both painting and abstraction are often disparaged, mainly because they are not always understood, which can serve as a metaphor for these makers. The exhibiting artists include, Valerie Brennan, Joyce Conlon, Mandy Lyn Ford, Ruth Freeman, Sarajo Frieden, Ellie Fritz, Molly Herman, Amelia Layton, Seren Moran, Laura Viola Preciado, Kimberly Rowe, Jennifer Turnage, Alison Woods and Rachel Znerold.