Thursday, September 16, 2010

"Women Painting Women" at Robert Lange Gallery, SC

In addition to "Voice of the Tiger", "Fast Lane" will be shown at the Women Painting Women Group Invitational at Robert Lange Studios.
"Fast Lane", 47x32
From the gallery:
“This is our most ambitious show to date,” says gallery owner Megan Lange of the galleries upcoming “Women Painting Women” group invitational. Robert Lange Studios will be bringing together fifty female painters from around the globe, with an opening reception on Friday, November 5 from 5:30-8:30PM at the 2 Queen Street location during the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s (CFADA) Fine Art Weekend.

The female form is one of the most painted subject matters of all time. Works like Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Whistler’s Mother, Mona Lisa, Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Madame X, are all considered among the most recognized paintings in history, and were all created by men.

The November exhibit at RLS, featuring a variety of paintings depicting the female form, displays a shift in notoriety towards contemporary women painters.  Starting in 1707, this historic shift began in the United Sates when Henrietta Johnston began to work as a portrait artist in Charles Town (now Charleston), South Carolina, making her the first known professional woman artist in America.

“Few people outside of the art world can name female painters, with the exception of perhaps Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe, and even fewer can name a painting of a women created by a woman,” says Lange. “However, there is a sensitivity to the female form that perhaps women can only truly understand.”
The "WPW" show, as we affectionately call it, is in conjunction with the Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Association Twelfth Fine Art Annual Weekend, which includes exhibits on Friday, plein air demonstrations in Washington Park during the day on Saturday with the Charleston Art Auction to follow Saturday night. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy music, food, and at least twelve of the ladies will be on hand to answer questions. This event is open to the public.

Here are previous posts about , "Voice of the Tiger""Fast Lane" and the Women Painting Women show.

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  1. If only I can absorb through your teaching one percent of the knowlege, skills and talent you possess, I will be most gratefully blessed. Thanks for being selfless enough to share your gift with your students.

  2. How nice, Janie. I'm trying to figure it out, this whole teaching thing, so glad to have in my class!



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