Kicking Abstract & Taking Names


Kicking Abstract & Taking Names, curated by Conn Ryder, is an exhibit that showcases the work of a hand-picked group of female painters from the U.S. and abroad who actively honor and advance the abstract movement still popular in the contemporary art market. These women have forged ahead in a competitive environment through the strength of their paintings, which give voice to the individual interpretations of their uniquely feminine experiences, explorations, and perceptions.

With echoes and whispers and glorious hauntings of Hilma af Klint, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, and Elaine de Kooning, Kicking Abstract & Taking Names gathers thirteen contemporary artists, and rather than curatorially or individually playing it safe, the exhibit revels in the understanding that there is power in numbers. Included in the show are Johanne Brouillette, Margaret Fitzgerald, Sarah Grant, Dana James, Anita Jung, Trixie Pitts, Ellen Rolli, Conn Ryder, Karen Scharer, Julie Schumer, Daniela Schweinsberg, Alayne Spafford, and Pamela Staker.

Alayne Spafford

Anita Jung

Conn Ryder

Dana James

Daniela Schweinsberg

Ellen Rolli

Johanne Brouillette

Julie Schumer

Karen Scharer

Margaret Fitzgerald

Pamela Staker

Sarah Grant

Trixie Pitts

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