Support System

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On the occasion of the Women’s Conference visit to Long Beach, curator Jeff Rau and Sixpack Projects present Support System, an exhibition of local, national, and international, contemporary women artists responding to concepts of feminine empowerment through mutual encouragement and community building.


SUPPORT SYSTEM
October 16 – December 4, 2010
curated by Jeff Rau

Sixpack Projects at Phantom Galleries Long Beach
170 N. Promenade, Long Beach

OPENING RECEPTION:
Tuesday, October 26, 7-10pm

Lynn Aldrich, Support System

Lynn Aldrich, Support System. Courtesy of the artist.



ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Support System presents the work of women artists responding to concepts of feminine empowerment through mutual encouragement and community building. The exhibition title is borrowed from a work by Lynn Aldrich constructed from a collection of bras, anonymously donated by women in the art world – curators, dealers, writers, artists, teachers and students. Playing on the actual function of the undergarments, the quilt focuses attention on this community of women in the arts serving as a support system of another kind.

In a day of multiple and occasionally conflicting feminisms, women artists continue to re-interpret their positions in the world. Through diverse materials and methods, the eight artists included here employ humor, beauty, metaphor and mystery in an exchange of tangents and trajectories. From this dialogue a larger concept emerges, one of nurture and development, where individuals and ideas thrive and affect change when they are confident of the support of a shared community.

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Lynn Aldrich
Natalie Anderson
Monica Bock
Jenine Haard
Anna Von Mertens
Cielo Pessione
Susan Porteous
J.R. Uretsky

Sixpack Projects at Phantom Galleries Long Beach is located at 170 N Promenade in downtown Long Beach at the corner of Broadway and Promenade. The exhibition will be on view, October 16 through December 4, 2010. Gallery admission is free. Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday evenings and by special appointment; regular hours are THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 4 – 7pm (there is 24/7 pedestrian viewing). To schedule a viewing contact Sixpack Projects at info@sixpackprojects.com, or for more information visit www.SixpackProjects.com and www.PhantomGalleriesLA.com. Also on Facebook.

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