NM and Art Students League present panel on state of women in the art world.

Norte Maar, Art Students League, Jason Andrew, Julia K. Gleich, Tamara Gonzales, Brece Honeycutt, Lindsay Walt, Amy Whitaker, Anne Swartz

To be a Lady: a panel discussing the challenges of women in the arts.

moderated by curator Jason Andrew

Thursday, October 25 at 7pm

Art Students League
215 West 57th Street

Acknowledging the mis[s]-representation and steady inequality in the workplace for women, this panel will discuss the challenges women in the arts face in today’s art world. A panel of artists and historians will join curator Jason Andrew to investigate the contemporary art world with a particular focus on the state of women in the arts. This panel is presented in collaboration with the Art Students League.

The panel will feature:
Julia K. Gleich
(Choreographer) is on faculty at Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London,UK) and is Head of Choreography at London Studio Centre. Her choreography bridges gaps between traditional ballet form and the conceptuality of post-modern dance. Ms. Gleich is the co-founder and President of Norte Maar, a non-profit that encourages, promotes and presents collaborations within the disciplines of visual, literary, and the performing arts.

Tamara Gonzales (Painter) pushes paint to the optical extreme through her unique process of spray painting through found lace tablecloths, doilies, and curtains. Vibrant and witty, layered and textured, she combines large gesture with tight pattern to create compositions that at once mimic the grand heroic gestures of the postwar painters, while capturing an all-over free spirit found in the graffiti that appears daily on the streets near her Bushwick studio. 

Brece Honeycutt (Fabric artist / Sculptor) doodles with yarn and sketches with needle and thread. Her use of traditional forms—weaving, knitting, sewing and stitching—may at first seem crafty, but there’s always something more sinister, more undecided in her work which suggests other ideas about the human condition that go beyond our attraction to nature.

Lindsay Walt (Painter) is interested in ornamental arts, such as beading and lacework, as well as Islamic and Delft tiles, Mogul paintings and children’s string games, all come to mind when interacting with Walt’s paintings. A modern impressionist, she weaves spidery delicate lines and tiny dots that form elaborate configurations.

Amy Whitaker (Scholar) teaches and writes about the intersection of art, business, and everyday life. She has taught courses in economics and entrepreneurship at RISD, California College of the Arts, Williams College, and Trade School, and lectured widely on art museums, creativity, and business principles. She has worked in museums including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, and Tate, as well as for the artist Jenny Holzer and the investment firm D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P. Amy is the author of Museum Legs, an essay collection about the creative life of museums and the public life of art. Museum Legs was selected by the Authors@Google program, recommended by the Association of Art Museum Directors, and assigned as the first year summer reading book at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. She currently consults on the William Eggleston Museum being built in Memphis, and is at work on a new book.

Anne Swartz (Historian / Scholar) is a professor of Art History at the Savannah College of Art and Design.  She focuses on contemporary art, especially feminist artists, critical theory, and new media/new genre, in her writing, curating, and public lectures.  Her main focus has been to support and advance innovative and transgressive work of both emerging and established artists whose art has not been fully examined. She’s currently co-editing The Question of the Girl with Jillian St. Jacques and completing Female Sexualities in Contemporary Art, a collection of her essays, and The History of New Media/New Genre: From John Cage to Now, a survey of developments in recent art.

Moderator:
Jason Andrew
(Independent curator / Manager of the Estate of Jack Tworkov) is an independent archivist, curator, and producer. He has freelanced in and around the New York art world for nearly twenty years. Specializing in the field of postwar American Art, Mr. Andrew is currently the Manager of the Estate of Abstract Expressionist painter Jack Tworkov. He has published extensively on the subject and is currently compiling and editing the catalogue raisonné of paintings by Jack Tworkov. A prominent figure in the Bushwick, Brookyn art scene, Mr. Andrew is the co-founder of Norte Maar, a non-profit that encourages, promotes and presents collaborations within the disciplines of visual, literary, and the performing arts. He is the curator of the historic exhibition To be a Lady: forty-five women in the arts, currently on view at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, NYC.

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