Contemporary figurative paintings -
Renée P. Foulks, “Charnée,” oil on linen, 9 x 9 in.

“The Female Eye” at Gallery Henoch (NYC) is a group exhibition of 11 contemporary female realist painters investigating their present-day truths. The exhibition will be on view to the public through October 22, 2019.

Contemporary figurative paintings -
Patricia Traub, “Rescuer With a Lemur, African Wild Dog, Two Rare Poultry,” oil on panel, 12 x 12 in.

The idea for this exhibition took form early in 2017, when women and women’s concerns were experiencing a notable resurgence. “For those of us at Gallery Henoch, featuring the work of our female artists has become a means to underscoring the talent and resilience of women everywhere,” the gallery says. “We hope to point towards a better future, one which affords women, especially women artists, increasingly greater visibility. Since its earliest inception by George Henoch Shechtman over 50 years ago, a relatively large percentage of the artists the gallery represents have been female. This is a part of our history of which we are particularly proud. Eleven of these artists have contributed paintings to ‘The Female Eye.’”

Contemporary oil paintings
Sunghee Jang, “Floor,” oil on linen, 51.3 x 51.3 in.

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Because the artists in the current exhibition are female, there is no doubt that gender affects the way they experience themselves in the world, and thus the way they see and portray it. The title of this exhibition, “The Female Eye,” refers to this phenomenon. Yet within this group of 11 artists there is no “Women’s Art,” only women who do art, each conveying her own personal vision. In presenting the work of our artists who are women, we seek to demonstrate the diverse ways in which each creates her art.

Contemporary still life paintings
Elizabeth McGhee, “Carol of the Bells,” oil on panel, 18 x 36 in.
Contemporary figurative paintings -
Sharon Sprung, “Serendipity,” oil on panel, 42 x 42 in.

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  1. In the society we have come to be, instead of looking at issues/art objectively and fairmindedly – we want both fairness and to promote our “victimness” at the same time. One does not want to be known as a woman artist, but at the same time forms for themselves separate “Women’s Art” shows or “women only art”.
    Just be an artist. Forget the barriers. Forget the victimhood.
    Be an art.
    Enter shows as an artist.
    Let your art speak.

  2. It is not playing the victim to stand up for attaining equal rights & representation.

    “Data gathered from the Met’s public collections in 1989 showed that women artists had produced less than 5% of the works in the Modern Art Department, while 85% of the nudes were female.”

    2019 – “Just 11 percent of all museum acquisitions over the past decade have been of work by women, our new investigation finds.”

    20 years & a gain of 6% bring representation of women’s art up to about 1/10th of the artwork shown in museums. Are you so biased as to believe that only 1/10 of the artists in the world are women?

    Read about why women are still struggling to be recognized, rather than erased.

    One can not “forget the barriers” if they are too high to overcome.

    Look upon the magnificence of Zoe Dufour’s work.


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