Visionary Women Salon: Discussion with Judy Chicago

 

Visionary Women

 

Join Visionary Women for an intimate

salon with Judy Chicago!

Event Date: September 5, 2019

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Jeffrey Deitch Gallery
925 North Orange Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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Judy Chicago

JUDY CHICAGO

Judy Chicago is an artist, author of fourteen books, educator, and humanist whose work and life are models for an enlarged definition of art, an expanded role for the artist, and women’s rights to freedom of expression. Chicago is most well-known for her role in creating a Feminist art and art education program in California during the early 1970’s, and for her monumental work The Dinner Partyexecuted between 1974 – 1979, which is the centerpiece of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Over the subsequent decades, Chicago has approached a variety of subjects in a range of media, including the Birth ProjectPowerPlay, the Holocaust Project: From Darkness into LightResolutions: A Stitch in Time. Most recently she completed The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinctionwhich will be premiered at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Fall 2019, shortly after the publication of a major monograph. Chicago’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. Her continued influence has been increasingly acknowledged; as recently evidenced by her inclusion in Time Magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People” in 2018.

Judy Chicago's THE DINNER PARTY is on display at the Brooklyn Museum
Judy Chicago’s THE DINNER PARTY is on display at the Brooklyn Museum

Her work is in the collections of the British Museum, Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), National Gallery (Washington DC), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Getty Trust and Getty Research Institute, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, and over 25 university art museums such as Brandeis, Cornell, Harvard, Illinois, Michigan, UCLA, Canterbury (New Zealand) and Cambridge (UK).

Andrea

ANDREA BOWERS

Los Angeles multimedia artist Andrea Bowers’ work explores the intersection between activism and art. Her main focus is the necessity of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience in the lives of women. Andrea’s recent work investigates the continued exploitation of the poor and working class. Her intricate photorealist drawings, large-scale graphic works, videos and ephemera pay homage to a multitude of movements and causes particularly feminism, climate justice, immigrant rights and workers’ rights. She is a proud member of the SEIU local 721 and currently a member of the Bargaining Committee for the Otis College of Art and Design Part-time Faculty Union. She has been teaching in the Otis Graduate Public Practice Program since 2007.

Connie Butler

CONNIE BUTLER– MODERATOR

Connie Butler is the Chief Curator at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles where, since 2013, she has organized numerous exhibitions including the biennial of Los Angeles artists Made in LA (2014), Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth (2015) and Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space (2017). She also co-curated Adrian Piper: A Synthesis of Intuitions which opened at the Hammer in October 2018, and Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence which opens at the Hammer in fall 2019. From 2006-2013 she was the Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art, New York where she co-curated the first major Lygia Clark retrospective in the United States (2014) and On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century (2010). Butler also organized the groundbreaking survey WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (2007) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles where she was curator from 1996-2006.

 

Visionary Women is a non-profit organization 

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dedicated to advancing the status of women.

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Through our VW Salon Series, we shine a light on women’s causes and initiatives. We involve young women and girls in all Salons as a part of our mentorship program.

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We are efficient and lean – 90% of all funds raised go directly to the organizations we support.

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To date, VW has supported organizations such as:
The White Helmets, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Peace Is Loud, Apne App, World of Children Award, Communities in Schools,
LACMA Local, Girls for the Last Girl, Hunt Alternatives Fund, Chrysalis, Futures Without Violence, Shine Global, Planned Parenthood, Hammer, Join the Fight, OPCC, Union Rescue Mission, Women’s Sports Foundation, East Los Angeles Women’s Center, The Edible Schoolyard-Project, MOCA, LAX Art, She Should Run,
Time’s Up, It’s Our Turn.

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Women supporting and empowering women is the common thread for all we do.

Visionary Women

Judy Chicago at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip. http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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