Must See NYC Summer Gallery Shows
Article by Chad Scott for travelpulse.com Destination and Tourism, June 05, 2019. The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe - Heather James Fine Art (42 East 75th Street, New York 10021) Through July 31
The Female Gaze: Women Surrealists in the Americas and Europe – Heather James Fine Art (PHOTO CREDIT: Manina Tischler (1918-2010), Day to Night, 1973. Oil on canvas, 23 5/8 x 47 1/4 in. Heather James Fine Art)
Keeping with Surrealism, Heather James Fine Art’s The Female Gaze also offers work by Kahlo and Carrington along with that of the massively underrated Leonor Fini and Dorothea Tanning among others in an exhibit highlighting the contribution of female artists in the movement. Works on view span from the 1930s to the late 2000s.
Sexual, mysterious, bizarre, empowering and vulnerable, the art on display – which includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, mixed media and collages – challenges viewers to consider the conditions these artists were living through which allowed them to create such extraordinary imagery.