JUDY CHICAGO

Heads Up
June 14 - July 26, 2014
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 14, 2014 2:00 - 5:00 PM

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Heads Up by Judy Chicago utilizes cast and painted glass, bronze and ceramics as the primary support and medium for exploring a range of human emotions and behaviors. The thought-provoking sculptures and paintings seduce with their surfaces as a metaphor for human appearances, but challenge viewers to look closely at a person and go beyond skin deep.

David Richard Gallery will present Heads Up, the newest body of work by Judy Chicago in cast glass, bronze and ceramics that explores human emotions and behavior. The exhibition will be presented June 14 – July 26, 2014 with an opening reception on Saturday, June 14 from 2:00-5:00 PM and a gallery talk from 3:30 – 5:00 PM between Judy Chicago and Dr. Kathy Battista, a feminist scholar, writer, curator and Director, Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Battista will accompany the exhibition. The gallery is located on 544 South Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501, phone 505-983-9555 in the Santa Fe Railyard Arts District.

Heads Up, by Chicago, is a thought-provoking study of human behavior. The work goes beyond feminist issues, embracing a wider audience and addressing a topic that ponders the human condition by connecting at a personal and individual level. The presentation includes a selection of cast glass and bronze sculptures, paintings on clear glass panels and watercolor studies on paper. Glass is the perfect medium for exploring a topic as diverse and complex as human emotions and behaviors, with its range of transparent and translucent properties. By painting the surface, glass can also become opaque, allowing no transmission of light or view inside, like a shield or mask. The sculptures, with their combinations of painted glass, cast bronze and applied metal furthers Chicago’s fascination with smooth and pristine surfaces, yet the facial expressions and content goes beyond the skin's surface. The painted glass panels provide a glimpse into facial expressions and the accompanying musculature and skeletal apparatus required to pull them off, like a medical rendering. However, that is just the physical analysis of the underlying cause or effect for the behavior. While we do not know the models for these sculptures or paintings, we can identify with their emotions of anger, disappointment and envy as they evoke a memory or distain for someone that we—the viewer—do know.

This exhibition is part of the year-long, nation-wide celebration of Judy Chicago's 75th birthday and a companion show to Local Color: Judy Chicago in New Mexico, curated by Merry Scully and opening June 6th at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Local Color is paired with the recently opened and widely acclaimed exhibition at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work, 1962-1974, site of the permanent housing of Chicago's most well-known work, The Dinner Party.

Judy Chicago is an artist, writer, educator, collaborator and feminist who is not afraid to explore every artistic medium and communication device to speak on the behalf of and create opportunities for hearing women’s voices in the arts. Her multimedia artmaking practice has spanned over 50 years and included painting, drawing, sculpting and performing, using canvas, acrylic, watercolor, glass, bronze, photography and fireworks to name but a few media. Her intellectual impact influences the art world as well as numerous social, political and academic causes. Internationally recognized as a pioneer and defender of the rights of women and anyone else who feels powerless against those with power, she has received much critical acclaim for her artwork, writing and educational efforts with numerous reviews, publications, awards and honorary degrees. Chicago is best known for the Womanhouse project created with Miriam Schapiro in the 1970s, The Dinner Party, 1974-79, Birth Project, 1980-85, PowerPlay series, 1982-87, Holocaust Project, 1985-93 and her most recent work comprised of cast glass hands and heads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze Flowering Head Judy Chicago
Bronze Flowering Head
Bronze, lacquer and flame worked glass
2013
15 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Head with Copper Nose Judy Chicago
Head with Copper Nose
Cast glass, gilding, bronze and copper plate
2013
17.5 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Head with Open Eye Judy Chicago
Head with Open Eye
Cast glass, enamel and oil paint
2013
17 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Heart Head Judy Chicago
Heart Head
Cast glass, enamel and oil paint
2013
16.25 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Face Lift Judy Chicago
Face Lift
Cast glass and lacquered bronze
2013
18 x 16.5 x 16.5 inches
 
Weeping Head with Golden Lips Judy Chicago
Weeping Head with Golden Lips
China paint on white ceramic
2012
13 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Grand Head with Burning Eyes Judy Chicago
Grand Head with Burning Eyes
Cast glass, enamel, and oil paint
2013
18.5 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Twin Heads Judy Chicago
Twin Heads
Cast glass, bronze and silver plating with silver gilding
2013
15.75 x 18 x 17.75 inches
 
Flat Face Judy Chicago
Flat Face
Cast glass mirror and enamel
2013
15.5 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Masked Head Judy Chicago
Masked Head
Cast glass, bronze and lacquer
2013
17 x 16.5 x 16.5 inches
 
Disappointed Head Judy Chicago
Disappointed Head
Enamel on bronze
2013
22 x 19.5 x 19.5 inches
 
Grand Bronze with Golden Tongue Judy Chicago
Grand Bronze with Golden Tongue
Lacquered bronze, gold plating and gold leaf
2013
28.5 x 24 x 24 inches
 
Burning Head Judy Chicago
Burning Head
China paint on white ceramic
2012
13 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Delft Head _2 Judy Chicago
Delft Head #2
China paint on white ceramic
2012
13 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Delft Head _1 Judy Chicago
Delft Head #1
China paint on white ceramic
2012
13 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Glass Face in a Box Judy Chicago
Glass Face in a Box
Cast glass in a mirrored box
2013
16 x 12.63 x 5.25 inches
 
Bronze Face in a Box Judy Chicago
Bronze Face in a Box
Patinated bronze in mirrored box
2013
16 x 12.63 x 5.25 inches
 
Glass Flowering Head Judy Chicago
Glass Flowering Head
Cast glass and copper plated bronze
2013
14 x 16 x 16 inches
 
Angry Eyes Judy Chicago
Angry Eyes
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
14.5 x 14.5 x 6 inches
 
Under the Skin Judy Chicago
Under the Skin
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2013
12 x 9 x .5 inches
 
Skull Brother Judy Chicago
Skull Brother
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2013
12 x 9 x .5 inches
 
Tasting the Mortal Coil Judy Chicago
Tasting the Mortal Coil
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
12 x 9 x .5 inches
 
Torn Up Judy Chicago
Torn Up
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
12 x 9 x .5 inches
 
Undone _1 Judy Chicago
Undone #1
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
12 x 9 x .5 inches
 
Sad Face Judy Chicago
Sad Face
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
12 x 9 x .5 inches
 
False Smile _3 Judy Chicago
False Smile #3
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
12 x 9 x .5 inches
 
False Smile _2 Judy Chicago
False Smile #2
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
12 x 9 x .5 inches
 
False Smile _1 Judy Chicago
False Smile #1
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
12 x 9 x .5 inches
 
Grieving Eyes Judy Chicago
Grieving Eyes
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
12 x 9 x .5 inches
 
Fearful Eyes Judy Chicago
Fearful Eyes
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
12 x 9 x .5 inches
 
Smiling through Gritted Teeth Judy Chicago
Smiling through Gritted Teeth
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
9 x 12 x .5 inches
 
Undone _2 Judy Chicago
Undone #2
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
12 x 9 x .5 inches
 
Grinning_Gritting Judy Chicago
Grinning/Gritting
Glass paint on Starfire glass
2012
15.5 x 25 x 6 inches
 
Study for Under the Skin Judy Chicago
Study for Under the Skin
Watercolor
2013
12 x 10 inches
 
Study for Skull Brother Judy Chicago
Study for Skull Brother
Watercolor
2013
12 x 10 inches
 
Study for Judy Heart Head Judy Chicago
Study for Judy Heart Head
Watercolor, prismacolor and graphite
2010
12 x 9 inches
 
Study for Face Lift Judy Chicago
Study for Face Lift
Watercolor, prismacolor and graphite
2010
12 x 10 inches
 
Man with Flames of Grief Judy Chicago
Man with Flames of Grief
Watercolor and graphite
2007
12 x 9 inches
 
Man with Flaming Face Judy Chicago
Man with Flaming Face
Watercolor, prismacolor and graphite
2008
12 x 9 inches
 
Woman with Flaming Eyes Judy Chicago
Woman with Flaming Eyes
Watercolor, prismacolor and graphite
2008
12 x 9 inches
 
Woman with Suppressed Rage Judy Chicago
Woman with Suppressed Rage
Watercolor, prismacolor and graphite
2008
12 x 9 inches
 
Man with Rainbow Mouth Judy Chicago
Man with Rainbow Mouth
Watercolor, prismacolor and graphite
2007
12 x 9 inches
 
Man with Rose Mouth Judy Chicago
Man with Rose Mouth
Watercolor, prismacolor and graphite
2008
12 x 9 inches
 
Study for Sharon with Golden Mask Judy Chicago
Study for Sharon with Golden Mask
Watercolor, prismacolor and graphite
2008
12 x 9 inches
 
Woman with Open Eye Judy Chicago
Woman with Open Eye
Watercolor, prismacolor and graphite
2008
12 x 9 inches
 
Exposed Head Judy Chicago
Exposed Head
Watercolor
2007
12 x 10 inches
 
Torn Up Judy Chicago
Torn Up
Watercolor
2007
12 x 9 inches
 
Tasting the Mortal Coil Judy Chicago
Tasting the Mortal Coil
Watercolor and prismacolor
2007
12 x 9 inches
 
Smiling through Gritted Teeth Judy Chicago
Smiling through Gritted Teeth
Watercolor and prismacolor
2007
9 x 12 inches
 
Grinning_Gritting (diptych) Judy Chicago
Grinning/Gritting (diptych)
Watercolor and graphite
2007
12 x 18 inches
 
Angry Eyes Judy Chicago
Angry Eyes
Watercolor and ink
2007
12 x 9 inches
 
Grieving Eyes Judy Chicago
Grieving Eyes
Watercolor and ink
2007
12 x 9 inches
 
Fearful Eyes Judy Chicago
Fearful Eyes
Watercolor and ink
2007
12 x 9 inches
 
False Smile _1 Judy Chicago
False Smile #1
Watercolor and ink
2007
12 x 9 inches
 
False Smile _2 Judy Chicago
False Smile #2
Watercolor and ink
2007
12 x 9 inches
 
False Smile _3 Judy Chicago
False Smile #3
Watercolor and ink
2007
12 x 9 inches
 
Sad Face Judy Chicago
Sad Face
Watercolor and tempra
2007
12 x 10 inches
 
Undone Judy Chicago
Undone
Watercolor and tempra
2007
12 x 10 inches
 

David Richard Gallery, LLC
211 East 121st Street, New York, NY 10035 | p (212) 882-1705
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday or by appointment

1570 Pacheco Street, E2, Santa Fe, NM 87505 | p (505) 983-9555 | f (505) 983-1284
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, or by appointment


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