STUDIO MONTCLAIR PRESENTS WOMYN’S WERQ, AN EXHIBITION AT STUDIO MONTCLAIR GALLERY, through April 9, 2021
WHEN: on exhibit through April 9
WHERE: Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
Gallery Hours: By appointment only on our website: www.studiomontclair.org
The exhibit, described by curator Donna Kessinger as an “old school,”
LGBTQIA-friendly, radical feminist art exhibition, features over 60 pieces of
artwork including videos, sculpture, and two-dimensional creations in a great
variety of mediums, there will also be special installations in the gallery
windows. A virtual exhibit that will include audio from the artists will be on
the Studio Montclair website.
Werq: An expression used when praising someone for looking fierce
“Under patriarchy the female did not herself develop the symbols by which she is described.”—Kate Millett, Sexual Politics
About the Curator:
Donna Kessinger is manager of the Matawan Studio and Gallery, where she works as an arts educator and curator. She is currently focused on connecting with the artist community that thrives along the New York/New Jersey corridor. Kessinger received her Masters in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky and has produced several independent curatorial projects in New York and New Jersey since 1999. She has also created and overseen emerging artist residency projects and related exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Aljira: A Space for Contemporary Art, in Newark, NJ. Additionally, Kessinger is Executive Director of the Monmouth Museum. She considers herself a shy painter who loves working with wax medium and has recorded many hours of short, oral herstories using the ancient method of videotape from the ’90s. Her subjects include Nancy Spero, Carolee Schneeman, and Kate Millett. Kessinger believes that having space to create is crucial to making art and that’s what it’s all about! (Above, right: Valerie Huhn, Fingerprinted Pin Head, Pigment ink, pins, women's wig/ hat/ jewelry stand)
Virtual Exhibit: https://www.studiomontclair.online
About Studio Montclair: Studio Montclair is an inclusive, nationwide non-profit organization of exhibiting, professional, and emerging artists and others interested in the visual arts. The mission of the organization is to promote culture, education, equality, and tolerance through art. Studio Montclair is committed to diversity at every level. Founded in 1997, the organization includes over 500 members. For more information, contact email@example.com, or call 862-500-1447.