February 5, 2012
Press Release - Judy Chicago "Material Girl"
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JUDY CHICAGO
MATERIAL GIRL


Palm Springs Fine Art Fair
Palm Springs Convention Center

February 16-19, 2012


Presented by:
David Richard Contemporary, LLC
130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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www.DavidRichardContemporary.com



David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present Judy Chicago, Material Girl, a retrospective exhibition that provides a glimpse into five decades of the artist’s work in plastics, paper, needlework and glass. The exhibition will be presented at the first annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair at the Palm Springs Convention Center, February 16-19, 2012.

Chicago, an artist, writer, educator and feminist, has explored nearly 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 art-making practice has included painting, drawing, sculpting and performing, incorporating a wide range of media. During the first decade of her career, she worked in a variety of non-traditional media and supports, including sprayed acrylic lacquer on sheets of acrylic as well as blown and painted domes. Throughout much of the artist's career, she has made prints, producing over 100 different works on paper using lithography, serigraphy, heliorelief, etching, aquatint and cast paper. Chicago has also designed for an array of needle and textile techniques and has pioneered combining them with painting and sculpture. Since 2003, the artist has been exploring the use of cast, fused and painted glass for expressive purposes, conveying a range of human emotions.

Chicago’s 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, not only for her artwork, but also her writing and educational efforts with numerous reviews, publications, awards and honorary degrees. Most recently, Chicago’s seminal and groundbreaking work that she produced in the 1970s while living and working in Los Angeles has been included in over 14 different exhibitions and performances of Pacific Standard Time, the Getty funded initiative. Chicago will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

David Richard Contemporary is located in downtown Santa Fe north of the historic plaza and specializes in Post-War American abstract art, featuring both historic and contemporary geometric, hard edged, Op, Pop, color field, minimal and gestural abstraction in a variety of media. The gallery represents many established mid to late-career artists who were part of important art historical movements and tendencies that occurred during the 1950s through the 1980s on both the east and west coasts. The gallery also represents estates, secondary market works, and several emerging artists.

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Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts
J. Willard Marriott Library
The University of Utah, 01/17/2017

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will host the art exhibition Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts, Jan. 20-March 3.

Artnauts, an art collective formed 20 years ago by George Rivera, professor of art and art history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, consists of 300 global artists who serve as goodwill ambassadors, acknowledging and supporting victims of oppression worldwide. Their creativity has generated over 230 exhibitions across five continents. Five faculty members from the U’s Department of Art and Art History are members of the collective, Sandy Brunvand, Beth Krensky, V. Kim Martinez, Brian Snapp and Xi Zhang.

Globalocation derives from “Globalocational Art” — a concept used by the Artnauts to refer to their exhibitions in international venues. It is the mission of the Artnauts to take art to places of contention, and this anniversary exhibition is a sample of places where they have been and themes they have addressed.

“The Artnauts could not exist without the commitment of the artists in the collective to a common vision of the transformative power of art,” said Rivera. “The Artnauts make their contribution with art that hopefully generates a dialogue with an international community on subjects that are sometimes difficult to raise.”

Krensky, associate department chair of the Art and Art History Department, had the opportunity to travel with Rivera in Chile as part of an Artnauts project, working with mothers who were searching for their children who had mysteriously disappeared during a time of political unrest.

“When I travelled to Chile in 1998, George and I spent an afternoon with the Mothers of the Disappeared, and the meeting changed my life,” said Krensky. “It was from that moment on that I placed a picture of them on my desk to look at every day. I was so moved by what they each had lost — a son, a brother, a father — and yet what remained for them was a deep, deep well of love. They were fierce warriors and stood up to the government to demand the whereabouts and information of the people who had disappeared, but they lived within profound love.”

The 20th anniversary exhibition at the Marriott Library is a retrospective of the traveling works the Artnauts have toured around the globe. The exhibition will be located on level three of the library. The opening reception is open to the public and will be held on Friday, Jan 20, 4-6 p.m. Rivera will speak at 4 p.m.

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