Artist Judy Chicago Is Now Represented by David Richard Contemporary
David Richard Contemporary
130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D
Santa Fe, NM 87501
David Richard Contemporary is pleased to announce that artist Judy Chicago is now represented by the gallery in Santa Fe. 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. Most recently, Chicago is one of the recipients of the 2011 New Mexico Governor’s Awards For Excellence in the Arts, which will presented in a ceremony on Friday, September 16, 2011.
Judy 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. Her minimalist works from the 1970s will be featured July 1-31, 2011 at David Richard Contemporary in the exhibition, Southern California Painting, the 1970s: Painting Per Se. She will also participate in a panel discussion Friday, July 8, 2011 from 2:00-3:30 PM at the Santa Fe Convention Center, Coronado Room. The panel discussion, hosted by David Richard Contemporary in conjunction with Art Santa Fe, will be led by Peter Frank and include, in addition to Chicago, artists Tony DeLap, Maxwell Hendler, Jerrold Burchman and Doug Edge to discuss their artmaking practices in Southern California in the 1970s. Chicago’s artwork will be featured in upcoming solo exhibitions and included in historic and thematic shows curated by the gallery.
David Richard Contemporary is located in downtown Santa Fe north of the historic plaza. The gallery specializes in Postwar and Contemporary abstract art and features geometric, Op, Pop, color field, minimal and gestural abstraction in a variety of media. Artists who were part of important art historical movements that occurred during the 1960s through 1980s are represented, along with estates, secondary market works, and several emerging American and international contemporary artists.