For Immediate Release
Brooklyn, New York (March 9th 2014) 20 Jay Street suite 207 Dumbo, Brooklyn
The 2014 Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman is a feast for the eyes and a celebration of female voices. The biennial comes as a response to the continuing minimal representation of women artists in major museums and galleries. To bring some balance to the art institutions in New York this season, curator and artist Christine Finley will host more than fifty female artists from a varied range of geographic and cultural backgrounds, disciplines, methodologies, and generations. The artists studio will be transformed into an inviting, living space, a salon filled with work from artists including Mickalene Thomas, Guerilla Girls, Swoon, Sienna Shields, and Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens. The aim of bringing together so many creative voices is to sing a collective song that celebrates the contributions of pioneer female artists and marks a moment in our communal trajectory. The show’s title not only playfully addresses the traditional (and concurrent) exhibit held at the Whitney Museum, but also honors a strong and brilliant lady, two years since her untimely passing, who once sang these words from Chaka Khan:
Whatever you want
Whatever you need
Anything you want done
I do it naturally
Because I’m every woman
It’s all in me.
The Biennial will take place on March 9th 4-8:00pm at 20 Jay Street, Suite 207 Dumbo, Brooklyn (NYFA and Marie Walsh Sharpe studios are in the same building).
The show will be one night only.
Press Preview: Saturday, March 8th 4-6pm
Opening: Sunday, March 9th 4-8pm
Mickalene Thomas, Swoon, Guerrilla Girls, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, Linda Montano, The Institute for Art and Olfaction, Michelle Rogers, Howdoyousayyaminafrican?,Sara Magenheimer, Micol Hebron, Sienna Shields, Kathryn Garcia, Marissa Bluestone, Lia Halloran, Jean Robison, Pooneh Maghazehe, Maghen Brown, Orrie King, Andrea Tese,Kristin Jai Klosterman, Angel Favorite, Megan Hays, Gaby Collins Fernandez, Liz Ainslie, Dominika Ksel, Kate Vance, Kiran Chandra, Beatrice Anderson , Annie Ewaskio, Desiree Leary, Molly Larkey, Rachel Schragis, Eddy Segal, C. Finley, Haley Hughes, Ana Rodriguez, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Wright, Mitch McEwen, Maureen St. Vincent, Rachael Warner, Sophie Grant, Natalee Cayton, Seung Huh, Christa Bell, Dachi Cole & Candice Williams, Regine Schumann, Tracy Molis, Shanna Waddell, Maya Jeffereis, Miatta Kawinzi,Heather Powell, Caitlin Cherry, April Friges, Patricia Domínguez, Seung-Min Lee AND MORE….