WOMEN ONLY Exhibition on View at The Flomenhaft Gallery in Chelsea
The Flomenhaft Gallery in Chelsea, New York, is proud to return to a favorite theme of ours, Women Only in which we display exceptional works by female artists - those returning to our gallery and others who are wonderful new finds.Marcia Annenberg is a political artist, addressing key issues through her incisive eye. In No News is Good News she calls attention to the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act which gave the military authority to arrest persons suspected of terrorism and to hold them indefinitely without trial. She asks, "How did we let Amendment 5 and 6 of the Bill of Rights slip away?"
Joan Barber's oil paintings depict figurative characters taken from an imagined memory and thus leave everything to invention. She paints quickly, keeping the brush moving over everything in order to sustain access to these inner worlds. Facial language is important to Barber as she captures tension, bliss, confusion, passion, sorrow. Her art suggests our impatience for ecstasy. She says, "I take it all as mine because it is no different than my own."
Suzanne LaFleur grew up in Southampton, NY. Its natural environment had a profound effect on her and shaped the way she perceives the world. She meditates on the senses felt in scenic views and paints impressions from nature. Memories of what were tangible, like light on water, give way to viscerally abstract expressions. The abstract character of her paintings reject any sense of place or time allowing viewers to make their own memories.
The spiritual and physical warmth of quilts has always excited Carolyn Mazloomi, seeing them as "metaphors for love and family, for covering and protecting, for warmth and security." She writes, "My quilts are visual stories which deal with subject matter that touch my spirit. The works are usually derived from my passionate interest in the status of women, social and political events, or jazz and blues music that's always been a part of my life."
Linda Stein says, "It will take my entire life studying the Holocaust to understand how human beings allowed this to happen. My goal is ti use my art to transform social consciousness, promoting activism against all forms of bigotry." The works in this exhibition include tapestries of women who represent different aspects of bravery during that time. As a diarist and writer, Anne Frank was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, exemplifying the loss and legacy of 1.5 million Jewish children murdered during the Shoah.
For more information on the exhibition, visit our website. The Flomenhaft Gallery is located at 547 West 27th Street, 200, New York, New York 10001. Call 212.268-4952 for more information.
Pictured: Carolyn Mazloomi, Precious, 2013, Cotton, Ink Printed, Hand Stenciled, Machine Quilted, 70 x 60 1/2 inches.