Figuring Abstraction, an exhibition organized by artists and curators Jackie Lipton and Olivia Beens, features 15 exceptional female artists whose work reimagines tropes of beauty, terror, and whimsy.
Olivia Beens / Beverly Brodsky / Abigail Child / Susan Spencer Crowe / Veronica Frenning /Mary Jones / Fawn Krieger / Jackie Lipton / Susan Newmark / Cari Rosmarin / Sumayyah Samaha / Christina Schlesinger / Claire Seidl / Angela Valeria / Louisa Waber
Defying traditional categorizations of abstraction or figuration, this exhibition tells contemporary stories in unexpected ways. There are no borders, only variations that span stylistic expressions in a range of materials, concepts, and processes. Inner and outer worlds are made palpable through mythical, abstract and tangible spaces, reflecting passionate connection to art and life. The artists presented in Figuring Abstraction range from abstract to figurative artists and those who include elements from both realms. The curators aim to initiate dialogue that breaks with traditional models of a familiar territory of abstraction versus figuration.
A gallery talk moderated by Susan Newmark will be held on Sunday, October 4 at 6pm.
The Westbeth Gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday, 1–6 pm.
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Figuring Abstraction continues at the Westbeth Gallery (55 Bethune Street, West Village, Manhattan) through October 11.