It’s a more favorable time for women in the arts. There was a long period when this wasn’t the case.
In 1985, women artists in New York organized The Guerilla Girls to shine a light on the imbalance of gender representation in the elevated art world, to fight discrimination against both women artists and artists of color (later broadening into many social issues). Ergo, let’s take advantage of the summer selection in Miami, an incubator of a pool of talented women brought into the sunshine via two local galleries, delve into the minds of today’s women thinkers, revisit old issues and launch into concerns of recent occurrences. The shows are different in content and theme, but offer a synergistic complexity to the topic of Miami women in the arts.
Amanda Bradley, program manager of Oolite Arts provided an eye-opening tour of its new exhibition, “At the Edge.”
“Dennis (Scholl CEO and President of Oolite) and I got together and we noticed that in the past 5 or 6 years, a lot more female artists were working in hard edge abstraction, which historically has been a very male-dominated space,” Bradley said.”
Abstraction is not necessarily my language, I’m an artist working in photography, and although the works visually connect, they all focus on very personal and specific (ideas). Abstraction is the thing that gets you visually, but you have to spend time, dig in.”
Jennifer Printz’s (newer works) focus on the abstract forms of nature, cosmologies and printmaking qualities.