Nancy Davidson, Netella, 1998 (right) and Maebe, 1994 (center)
at She in the Arts Exchange
She: Deconstructing Female Identity will close Saturday, June 25th with an exciting "finissage" of artists' talks and craft beer tasting. If you have not seen this truly excellent show - hurry! Open today from 12-5 pm and tomorrow 12 - 8 pm. The festivities start at 5 pm.
The real heart and soul of the show seems to emanate from Laurel Garcia Colvin's Beyond a Room of Our Own, invoking Virginia Woolf's long essay beseeching society to support women writers. Here the room celebrates great contributors to the arts with 18th-century Rococo-esque blue and white motifs that grace chairs, wallpaper and framed group portraits On the floor you can nestle into a comfy pouf to read several books on feminist subjects scattered at your feet. Colvin said that the books will be donated to White Plains Public Library after the exhibition closes.
Laurel Garcia Colvin, Sampler in Beyond a Room of Our Own, 2016
Works are by Nicole Awai, Valerie Piraino, Laurel Garcia Colvin, Mari Ogihara, Nancy Davidson, Kathy Ruttenberg, Marcy B. Freedman, Barbara Segal, Debbie Han, Tricia Wright, and Rebecca Mushtare.
Don't miss this last opportunity to see this insightful and fun visual essay on the feminine mystique in our time.
The Arts Exchange - Bank Room Gallery is located on street level in the ArtsWestchester Building, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, New York.
Best wishes for the weekend,
Beth New York
aka Beth S. Gersh-Nesic, Ph.D.
New York Arts Exchange