Vivid: Female Currents in Painting
Curated by Janet Phelps
November 18, 2010–January 22, 2011
Vivid will feature over two dozen new works by the painters Laylah Ali, Elizabeth Bonaventura, Rosanna Bruno, Rebecca Chamberlain, Andrea Champlin, Jennifer Coates, Angela Dufresne, Jackie Gendel, Karen Heagle, Laurie Hogin, Vera Iliatova, Mala Iqbal, Harriet Korman, Judith Linhares, Medrie MacPhee, Carrie Moyer, Dona Nelson, iona rozeal brown, Sigrid Sandström, Mira Schor, Barbara Takenaga, Nicola Tyson, and Wendy White. Vivid celebrates painting's multivalent possibilities and the diverse styles of these artists with works that address a variety of themes and narratives and that range from the nearly sculptural to the purely abstract. Creating out of a "post-everything" sensibility, a dialogue with art history and the exploration of contemporary ideas are what unite the artists and their works. Vivid: Female Currents in Painting, pays tribute to painting for painting's sake.
Janet Phelps is an independent curator who has worked nationally and internationally for the past 15 years. She is a graduate from the NYU Arts Administration program and has curated projects in New York, El Salvador, Mexico City, Miami and cities across the US. She sits on the boards of Momenta Art and Visual AIDS and currently lives in Houston.