The Voice of Women in Three Perspectives

Currently showing at the Painted Bride Art Center from now until April 26th is Winged Woman: Three Perspectives, the continuation of the currently installed InLiquid exhibition Winged Woman: The Art of Arlene Love and her Contemporary Parallels, marking its close today. With a strong note and a momentous body of work to show, this exhibition also marks our final partnered show with Painted Bride.

Winged Woman: The Art of Arlene Love and Her Contemporary Paralells, on view at The Painted Bride

Winged Woman: The Art of Arlene Love revolves around the artwork of Love, a pioneering feminist artist whose career spans several decades from the 1970’s until today. Having worked with a wide variety of media throughout the stages of her career (sculpture, drawing, photography, and public art), all mediums have revolved around themes of the human condition as well as the evolution of her own role as a woman in society. Curated by InLiquid’s curator Mat Tomeszko, Philadelphia artists Makeba Rainey, Lauren Rinaldi, Maria Möller, Phyllis Gorsen, and Shaina Craft—credited in the show as her contemporaries—deem Love and her work to have served as a catalyst for young artists and activists in the wave of today’s climate and current conversations. Winged Woman pairs her work with the work of a new generation of women artists, currently working within the same media and thematic range as Love,  examining the parallels of the political climate between the 1970’s and 2018.

A detail of Sutton Hays’ Bright interruptions (2015)

As the exhibition closes, Winged Woman: Three Perspectives continues the conversation. Serving as an extended examination of Love’s work and influence, multimedia drawing and painting of three artists Andrea Caldarise, Nancy Halbert, and Sutton Hays all display practices that are useful parallels to Love through expressive and powerfully raw mark making. Both the sides of Love and her contemporaries provide a social critique of hegemony ranging in themes from fashion to religious iconography, starting with an alluring pull and but left with the discomfort of a 1970’s advertisement. These images reflect a societal intention that is timeless but ages with context, remaining stagnant in its social view. Sequences in the landscape, human bodies, parallel dimensions, and decorative patterning are just a few themes displayed. The three perspectives of Caldarise, Halbert, and Hays cohesively journal their attention to what is experienced internally, buried into the subconscious, and viewed by everyone. 

Barbro Jernberg
Jeffrey E. Holder is an InLiquid artist member.
Jeffrey E. Holder

Jeffrey E. Holder is an InLiquid artist member.…

Jeffrey E. Holder is an InLiquid artist member.…

Jeffrey E. Holder is an InLiquid artist member.…

Miriam Singer's drawings look perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and are then worked through memory, eventually becoming a fictional cityscape created with a playful approach.
Miriam Singer

Miriam Singer's drawings look perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and are then worked through memory, eventually…

Miriam Singer's drawings look perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and are then worked through memory, eventually becoming a fictional cityscape created with a playful approach.…

Miriam Singer's drawings look perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and are then worked through memory, eventually becoming a fictional cityscape created with a playful approach.…

Cynthia Back makes relief and intaglio prints. She also uses these, combined with gouache paint, to create collages. Her work focuses on nature, especially water and trees.
Cynthia Back

Cynthia Back makes relief and intaglio prints. She also uses these, combined with gouache paint, to create collages. Her…

Cynthia Back makes relief and intaglio prints. She also uses these, combined with gouache paint, to create collages. Her work focuses on nature, especially water and trees.…

Cynthia Back makes relief and intaglio prints. She also uses these, combined with gouache paint, to create collages. Her work focuses on nature, especially water and trees.…

Rachel Blythe Udell works with fibrous materials to create biomorphic sculptures and embroidered collages. She has had a solo show at Grounds For Sculpture and exhibited in a three-person show at the Perkins Center for the Arts, both in New Jersey. In Philadelphia, she has shown her work at venues such as the Painted Bride, International House, and the Crane Arts Center. Additionally, the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation invited her to create a fiber art installation at Lemon Hill Mansion in Fairmount Park. Udell graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Art History, and has studied art and art therapy at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in Collingswood, New Jersey
Rachel Blythe Udell

Rachel Blythe Udell works with fibrous materials to create biomorphic sculptures and embroidered collages. She has had a…

Rachel Blythe Udell works with fibrous materials to create biomorphic sculptures and embroidered collages. She has had a solo show at Grounds For Sculpture and exhibited in a three-person show at the Perkins…

Rachel Blythe Udell works with fibrous materials to create biomorphic sculptures and embroidered collages. She has had a solo show at Grounds For Sculpture and exhibited in a three-person show at the Perkins Center for the…

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