This month there are four exhibits of women artists I’m making an effort to see. One, which has the potential to be epic, opens today.
- Kara Walker at Sikkema Jenkins, Sept 7th. I missed her colossal Sphinx sculpture at the Domino Sugar Factory three years ago, but I’m not making the same mistake twice. There have been no details about the exhibit shared at time of posting.
- Ruth Asawa at David Zwirner, Sept 13th. Sculptures and paintings plus vintage photos of the artist and her work by Imogen Cunningham. Asawa began working as an artist in 1942 when she was sent with her family to the Japanese internment camps in California and then went on to Black Mountain College–a hotbed of artist creativity where Cy Twombly, Merce Cunningham, John Cage and others honed their craft.
- Boundary Girl by Lisa Brice at Salon 94, Sept 16th. Females nudes by a woman. Enough said.
- Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, MOMA, Sept 24th. The prints, books and creative process of this revered sculptor.