This piece posted by Diversions LA on August 6, 2015, reviews the “Island Girls” exhibit at bG Gallery in Santa Monica. The show consisted of an auspicious line-up of all female artists centered on the theme of solitude and its’ various meanings and circumstances. From isolation to discrimination, defiant anger to introspection, this exhibit focuses on the range of emotions and situations where women often feel they are abandoned on a remote island within the confines of todays’ society.
(Portion of original article – we do not need unless we can’t find the original post- then I can re-write the intro to include more detail)
Diversions LA: Make These Women a Nation
One of our favorites this year was “Island Girls,” a collection of fascinating art by female artists.
The exhibit included works curated by Shaye Nelson and Nancy Larrew. The awesomely diverse group of artists represented include: Wangechi Mutu, Sue Wong, Madam X, Cathy Weiss, Linda Vallejo, Megan Whitmarsh, Kristine Schomaker, Sarah Stieber, Linda Smith, Erin Reiter, Courtney Reid, Gay Summer Rick, Allie Pohl, Trinity Martin, Nancy Larrew, Michelle Lilly, Mia Loucks, Kate Jackson, Brenda Jamrus, Simone Gad, Carol Friedman, MK Decca, Wini Brewer, Terri Berman, Nora Berman, Sofia Arreguin. Thematically the exhibit addressed an important topic: the isolation women artists can feel, alone among male peers when emerging from studio, forced to choose between family and career. The works in this exhibit detailed a wide emotional range of reactions to this situation, from amusement to introspection, from anger to contentment, from defiance to self-reflection.