The Brooklyn Museum recently opened two new promising exhibits that will be around for only a couple of months. We have not yet had the opportunity to check them out but can say they sound intriguing indeed. Give the museum a visit before they’re gone!
Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958-68
October 15th to January 9th 2011
Presenting the traditionally overlooked female pop artists of the sixties, The Brooklyn Museum offers Seductive Subversion, which was initially organized for the University of Arts in Philadelphia and just now brought to Brooklyn.
The exhibit has already garnered positive media attention, featured in an article in the Brooklyn Paper by Stephen Brown. Featuring more than 50 artworks, the exhibit “examines the impact of women artists on the traditionally male-dominated field of Pop art.”
The Brooklyn Paper article notes recurring aggressive themes, which of course may be understandable for women working in the same artistic time and space as Andy Warhol. Overall the exhibit is deemed a “powerful indicator of the diversity and creativity of the feminist movment in the 1960’s and 1970’s.”
October 8th 2010 to January 2nd, 2011
This exhibit is billed as a “focused mid career survey” of current Brooklyn resident Fred Tomaselli’s work which features “unique hybrid paintings and collages.” The pieces sound like an intriguing combination of materials, methods, and themes, combining nature and art history with the 1970s and 80s drug counterculture. The results are “highly stylized, eye-popping compositions.”
This exhibit offers a unique opportunity to see the works of a brilliant local artist and should not be missed.
Admission to the museum is a suggested contribution of $10 for adults. Check the website for more information.