“Multiple Vantage Points: Southern California Women Artists, 1980-2006”
February 25 – April 15, 2007
Opening Reception:  Sunday, February 25, 2-5pm

Live performance by Barbara T. Smith
Music by the Leslie Baker Quintet (courtesy of the Recording Industries' Fund)

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles 90027
Contacts, Fonda Portales, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, (213) 202-5539, or Libby Hartigan,
Hours, Friday - Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.; First Fridays, Hours are extended until 9:00 p.m.
Admission, General $7.00; Seniors and Students, $3.00; Children under 12 with Adults, Free. Admission is Free to the exhibition reception, and during First Fridays.

LOS ANGELES, CA—The Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery hosts Multiple Vantage Points: Southern California Women Artists, 1980-2006, an exhibition of 50 artists spanning generations and cultures which offers insight into the broad and shifting conceptions of culture, image, and identity that have taken place within the postmodern experience since the 1980s.

The exhibition features painting, sculpture, drawings, installation, video, performance and photography by a significant roster of seasoned, mid-career, and emerging artists. They include: Kim Abeles, Amy Adler, Lita Albuquerque, Eleanor Antin, Judith F. Baca, Uta Barth, Tanya Batura, Angie Bray, Carole Caroompas, Karen Carson, Eileen Cowin, Carlee Fernandez, Eve Fowler, Camille Rose Garcia, Betty Gold, Phyllis Green, Becky Guttin, Ruth Grace Jervis, Nina K. Jun, Ellina Kevorkian, Liz Larner, Jean Lowe, Cecilia Miquez, Gwynn Murrill, Margaret Nielsen, Enjeong Noh, Catherine Opie, Julie Orser, Robin Palanker, Helen Pashgian, Jennifer Pastor, Sarah Perry, Ann Preston, Rachel Rosenthal, Erika Rothenberg, Sandra Rowe, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Lezley Saar, Alexis Smith, Barbara T. Smith, Tamara Sussman, Patssi Valdez, June Wayne, Marnie Weber, Ruth Weisberg, Carrie Whitney, Patty Wickman, Takako Yamaguchi, and Bari Ziperstein.

An examination of women’s art created after the rise of the feminist art revolution in this metropolitan area, Multiple Vantage Points tackles vital aesthetic issues that range from investigations of abstract form and perception to concerns about the urban environment. Free of monolithic conceptions of what women’s art must look like or the issues it must engage, Multiple Vantage Points demonstrates the breadth of artistic freedom secured by the women’s movement for the current generations of artists, especially in cities across Southern California.

This exhibition is curated by Dextra Frankel and co-sponsored by the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art and the Southern California Council of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and supported, in part, by Payden & Rygel, the Peter Norton Family Foundation, Bank of America, and generous contributions from individual donors.

Related programming at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery:

Conversations with the Artists

Friday, March 2, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2007, 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2007, 2 p.m.

Panel Discussion with Moderators Betty Ann Brown and Linda Vallejo

Sunday, March 18, 2007, 2 to 5 p.m.

Interactive dialogue entitled “Revealed: Women, Art, Life, Success” with artists Kim Abeles, Judith F. Baca, Cheri Gaulke, Lezley Saar, Barbara T. Smith, June Wayne, Ruth Weisberg, Terry Wolverton, Kim Yasuda, and others. It will be moderated by Betty Ann Brown and Linda Vallejo.

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