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Opening: Winged Woman

  • Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

Join us for the First Friday reception for Winged Woman: The Art of Arlene Love and Contemporary Parallels, and meet the artists: Arlene Love, Shaina Craft, Phyllis Gorsen, Makeba "KEEBS" Rainey, Maria Möller, Lauren Rinaldi

Winged Woman revolves around the artwork of Arlene Love, a pioneering feminist artist whose career spans several decades. Throughout the stages of her career, Love has worked with a wide variety of media, including sculpture, drawing, photography, and public art. Thematically, she was often engaged with the nature of the human condition, and as her own role as a woman in society. Her life and work serve as a precedent for young artists and activists today. This exhibition pairs her work with the work of a new generation of women artists, currently working within the same media and thematic range as Love. The exhibition seeks to view Love’s work in a contemporary context, and examine the parallels of the political climate of the 1970’s and 2018.

The exhibition will be activated by engaging programming, including an artist talk with Arlene Love on Friday, March 23 6-8pm.

Winged Woman seeks to establish a connection between the generations in order to build upon a worthy legacy, and inform and empower contemporary women artists.