Double X Art brings together a group of artists, curators, dealers, critics, and guests from related disciplines to address the under-representation of women’s artistic practices.
From WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution at MOCA, to Global Feminisms at the Brooklyn Museum, to June’s Feminist Art issue of Art in America, the spotlight is on feminist works. Seeking diverse points of view and with no agenda other than to engage dialogue, Ad Hoc Vox takes advantage of this spotlight to facilitate an in-depth conversation about the representation of women in the arts. Colleen Asper moderates the discussion, followed by a Q & A with the audience.
Featuring Phong Bui, Colby Chamberlain, Dana Frankfort, Maureen Gallace, Paddy Johnson, Elizabeth Huey, Deborah Kass, Wendy Olsoff, Danica Phelps, Katy Siegel, Lisa Sigal, and Becky Smith.
PHONG BUI is an artist, writer, and curatorial advisor at P.S.1. His numerous installations over the last two years have won him the Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Eric Isenbeurger Annual Prize for Installation from the National Academy Museum. He is also Editor and Publisher of the monthly journal The Brooklyn Rail, which offers critical perspectives on arts, politics, and culture in NYC and beyond, as well as The Brooklyn Rail/ Black Square Editions, a publishing venture that focuses on experimental poetry, fiction, prose meditation, artists' writings, interviews with artists, and art criticism.
COLBY CHAMBERLAIN is managing editor at Cabinet magazine, and formerly organized the public programs at P.S.1.
DANA FRANKFORT has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles (Kantor Feuer, 2006), Houston (Inman Gallery, 2007), and Brooklyn (Brooklyn Fireproof, 2005). Her first solo exhibition in Chelsea opens at Bellwether on September 6th, 2007. This summer Frankfort's work will be included in group-exhibitions at Zach Feuer Gallery, John Connelly Presents, and Kantor/Feuer Gallery, with work featured in The Saatchi Gallery's Abstract America in 2008. Frankfort graduated with an MFA from Yale University, was a Core Fellow at The Glassell School of Art in Houston, TX, and received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2006.
MAUREEN GALLACE received her BFA from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in Connecticut and her MFA from Rutgers University. She has had solo exhibitions around the world, including shows at the Art Institute of Chicago; Dallas Museum of Art; Douglas Hyde Museum, Dublin; Fukui City Art Museum, Fukui-shi, Japan; 303 Gallery, New York; Kerlin Gallery, Dublin; Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles; Maureen Paley Gallery, London; Gallery Side 2, Tokyo; Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice; and Johnen and Schottle, Cologne.A catalog of her work with an introduction by Rick Moody was published in 2005 by the Douglas Hyde Museum.
PADDY JOHNSON is the editor of Art Fag City, a popular art blog focusing on emerging artists in New York. Her writing has been featured in the New York Observer, FlashArt, artkrush, Art and Australia, Flavorpill, NYFA Current, Fanzine and more, and she has been linked to by publications such as The New York Times, Boing-Boing, The Huffington Post, Gawker, artkrush, the Design Observer, Make Magazine, and we-make-money-not-art.
ELIZABETH HUEY holds a B.A. in psychology from George Washington University and studied painting at both the New York Studio School and The Marchutz School before receiving her M.F.A. from Yale University in 2002. Recent work features figures nestled within complex landscapes intertwining institutional architecture with rambling gardens and has focused on the intersection of trauma, insanity, and spirituality; rife with sexual tension.
DEBORAH KASS is having a one-person show at Paul Kasmin Gallery in September 2007. Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum, The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The Cincinnati Museum, among others, as well as numerous public and private collections. She is a Senior Critic in the Yale University M.F.A. Painting Program.
WENDY OLSOFF is the co-founder with Penny Pilkington of PPOW Gallery, which opened in the East Village in 1983. The gallery has had the pleasure of working with such artists as Sue Coe, Nancy Spero, Carolee Schneemann, Carrie Mae Weems, Julie Heffernan, David Wojnarowicz and Dinh Q. Le among many others. PPOW, since its inception, remains true to showing individual artists with an emphasis on figurative painting and sculpture, and work with political and social content. Photography has also always been a part of the gallery program.
DANICA PHELPS has lived and worked in NYC for 10 years where she has made work about her everyday life. Often, this focused on her finances while she draws everything she spends money on and uses the data to create abstract color paintings and charts. Her drawings on the other hand, are explorations of line, distortion, transparency, and temporal shifts.
KATY SIEGEL received her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and earned both her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin. She is an Associate Professor of Art History and Criticism at Hunter College, CUNY, and Contributing Editor for Artforum. Her wide repertoire of publications include High Times, Hard Times:New York Painting 1967 - 1975, Tillim: Art After Ideology, and Art Works: Money (co-authored with Paul Mattick). LISA SIGAL is having her third solo show in the fall of 2007 at Frederieke Taylor Gallery in NYC. Her large-scale paintings play off architecture, an interplay between the literal and the illusion.
BECKY SMITH is the owner and Director of Bellwether. In 1999, Bellwether began as an artist run project founded by four artists in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In 2000, Smith became the sole owner of the gallery and has remained the driving force and vision behind the gallery ever since. Bellwether transitioned from Brooklyn in 2005 and has been enjoying being a part of the vibrant community of galleries specializing in contemporary art in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. Bellwether has participated in The Armory Show since 2000 and the NADA Fair since NADA began in 2001. Smith serves as an advisor to NADA and has been a juror of the fair since NADA's inception.