SHE: It's Art, It's Women, It's Auto-Sexuality
We caught this photo of the car with images of women wrapped around it being installed into an art gallery earlier this week and had to find out more. The best source? Why the curator, of course. Kristine McKenna, a critic and journalist, curated SHE: Images of Women by Wallace Berman and Richard Prince, which opens tonight at the Michael Kohn Gallery on Beverly.
Both featured artists--Berman, the father of the assemblage movement and Prince, known for photographs of advertisements--share a common subject: Women, the archetypes and the fantasies.
What makes this exhibition important?
Richard hasn't been seen on the west coast in quite a while, and he's showing all new work, so we're very excited about that. And, it's always significant when the public gets a chance to see work by Wallace Berman. He's one of the most important artists L.A. has produced, and he's been generally overlooked by the local museums. Several of his works in the show are from private collections and have never been exhibited, so we feel very fortunate to have them on the walls. As for Richard and Wallace together; both of them are radical artists who incorporate sexuality in their work in a really unorthodox fashion.