Lady Painters: Inspired by Joan Mitchell

Group Show

June 7, 2019 – July 19, 2019

Second Street Gallery is privileged to present its first exhibition honoring one of the principal figures of the second generation of Abstract Expressionism. This show, Lady Painters: Inspired by Joan Mitchell, will be held from June 7 to July 19 in the Main Gallery.

Joan Mitchell is recognized as one of the most significant female artists in Post-War American Art. A leading figure in the New York School and second generation Abstract Expressionist movement, Mitchell is known for the compositional rhythms, bold coloration, and sweeping gestural brushstrokes of her large and multi-paneled paintings. Taking its title from the 2011 biography by Patricia Albers, this comprehensive exhibition will examine the lasting influence that Joan Mitchell has had on women artists who continue to work in the abstract expressionist style of painting.  Artists participating in the exhibition include: Isabelle Abbot, Karen Blair, Janet Bruce, and Priscilla Long Whitlock of Virginia and Molly Herman, a native of Alexandria, Virginia who now lives and works in New York City.

Exhibition Sponsors

The FUNd at CACF, Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, & The Fralin Museum of art at the University of Virginia

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