Davidson Galleries: Works by Tip Toland, Judith Foosaner, Kathryn Jacobi and John Sloan
Occurs every Saturday, Friday, Thursday, Wednesday, Tuesday
LADIES: Celebrating Contemporary Women Artists of the 21st Century
This show has been curated in response to the Seattle Art Museum's exhibition, Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, a collection of works created exclusively by women artists from the 20th and 21st century. We are pleased to announce three remarkable contemporary female artists for our November exhibition that we feel are important to the current landscape of contemporary art.
Artist and professor Judith Foosaner creates canvases that contrasts exquisite tension between gesture, space and solid form. Her black and white acrylic and collage paintings are in numerous acclaimed corporate and museum collections from Shanghai to to the US.
Photographer, illustrator and painter, Kathryn Jacobi creates powerful narrative works in her Mortal Furniture series which explores the hypnagogic states that occur in the moment between sleep and waking. Jacobi has received distinguished awards and her work appears in public collections worldwide.
Awarded and celebrated artist and teacher, Tip Toland delivers hyper-realist ceramic figures in visceral and provocative form in her Jesters and Boxer works. Tolands work is placed in both private and public collections like The Museum of Art and Design and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
John Sloan: Important Etchings
Born in Pennsylvania in 1871, John French Sloan grew up in Philadelphia. He first designed greeting cards and calendars before working as an illustrator in the art department of The Philadelphia Inquirer. In 1892 he took formal classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and met Robert Henri, who became his friend and mentor. In 1893, the two formed the Charcoal Club, which also included William Glackens, George Luks, and Everett Shinn. In 1895 he started working for the the art department of The Philadelphia Press and and just a few years later met Anna Maria (Dolly) Wall (born 1876). The couple was married from 1901 until Dolly's death in 1943, after which he married Helen Farr. In 1904 the couple moved to Greenwhich Village in New York City where he produced some of his best-known paintings while working as a freelance illustrator for a variety of journals. In 1908 he participated in an exhibition featuring the work of the Charcoal Club artists as well as that of Maurice Prendergast, Ernest Lawson, and Arthur B. Davies, who became known collectively as The Eight. Closely identified with the Ashcan School, these artists were known for their urban genre painting and realistic depictions of neighborhood life in New York City. In 1910 he joined the Socialist party and was editor of the socialist publication The Masses from 1912 until 1916. He helped organize the 1913 Armory Show and taught at the Art Students League for about ten years starting in 1914. He was the president of the Society of Independent Artsts from 1918 until his death in 1951 from cancer in Hanover, N