June 20, 2011
Press Release - Artist Judy Chicago Is Now Represented by David Richard Contemporary
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Artist Judy Chicago Is Now Represented by David Richard Contemporary


David Richard Contemporary
130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D
Santa Fe, NM 87501
p 505-983-9555
www.DavidRichardContemporary.com



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.

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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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