We are very pleased to present "Anything You Can Do..."
An exhibition celebrating art created by female artists..
“While women artists have been involved in making art throughout history, their work often has not been as well acknowledged as that of men. Women artists faced challenges due to gender biases in the mainstream fine art world. They have often encountered difficulties in training and gaining recognition. Beginning in the late 1960s and 1970s, feminist artists and art historians created a Feminist art movement that overtly addresses the role of women in the art world and explores the role of women in art history and in society.”
As one of the only solely woman owned and curated galleries in New Jersey, we’ve decided to attempt to balance the lack of representation and exposure of female artists and present an all women’s exhibit at least once a year. For this show, we will be debuting artists new to the gallery as well as a salon style exhibit of some of our returning gallery artists. Since the exhibit is gender-specific as opposed to curated around a theme or style, there will be a multitude of genres represented in all mediums.
Featured in the main gallery will be artist Teresa Duck, who lives and works in the UK. Her work combines formal realistic painting with abstracted elements through which she explores identity and aspects of contemporary culture. Another artist new to the gallery is local abstract artist Tonya Lee. “My work explores the ephemeral and sublime qualities of nature often becoming “of” an environment instead of about. Form and color negotiating to exist as object and subject. Using both digital and analog methods of constructing compositions, my intent is to explore the aesthetic oppositions of rigidity and gesture.”
Parlor Gallery will also have new works from Dahlia Elsayed, Ellen Stagg, Bri Cirel, Dara Vandor, Alexandra Becker Black, Sarah Sandin, Lauren Klain Carton, Rebecca Rose, Erica Levine, Rose Freymouth- Frazier, VHS Girl, Indie 184, Michela Martello, DeeDee and Tine Helleshøj