Oct 7th 2016


@ The Lorna Room

1523 w Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626

Opening Friday, October 7th, from 7PM - 10PM

It has been 25 years since Shirley Kaneda wrote “Painting and Its Others, The Feminine in Abstract Painting” and proposed abstract painting(s) could be masculine or feminine, regardless of gender. This show features the artwork of 7 female artists whose work has run adjacent to terms like feminine and abstract and painting, though often their work was none of those things (and other times just some of them). Many of these ladies would not self identify as a “female abstract painter” yet the idea of GirlBand is rooted in those very three words because those words have been used to describe them. In reality, the difficulty to label these artists and what they are making is the undercurrent connecting them here.

What do we think about these labels now? Do these females make feminine paintings? Are there even any abstract paintings in this show? How can we compare female artists? Do we care?

What do we know, we are just girls in a band.


Featuring work by: Risa Recio, Erina Shibata, Jenn Smith, Katie Kirk, Kaveri Raina, Miri Phelps, Jaclyn Mednicov

Curated by Sarah Bastress

October 7th, 7 pm – 10 pm
@ the Lorna Room, 1523 w Morse Ave

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