27th Annual American Art Conference

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27th Annual American Art Conference

27th Annual American Art Conference

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The Cosmopolitan Club 122 E 66th Street New York, NY 10065

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Caption: Lynn Gilbert, Portrait of Louise Nevelson, 1976, selenium-toned silver gelatin print by master printer John Delaney. Image: © Lynn Gilbert, commissioned by the Pace Gallery.

27th Annual American Art Conference- Cut, Cast, Carved and Coupled: Perspectives on Women in American Art

Formal sessions take place at the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City

Register online: https://iacamericanart2021.eventbrite.com or call 646-485-1952

Registration is $350. One Day Rates Available - Please call for more information. Museum professionals and educators’ rate (with ID): $160, student rate: (with ID): $100

Cut, Cast, Carved and Coupled, Initiatives in Art and Culture’s 27th Annual American Art Conference to take place in New York City during November, 2022, will continue our exploration of women in American Art—as artists, teachers, patrons, gallerists, scholars, curators, and subjects.

We will focus on those historically overlooked and underrepresented who often worked in media and with techniques traditionally viewed as “feminine,” some having achieved significant recognition during their day, recognition which may subsequently have been lost.

By way of “cut,” we’ll consider works on (or of) paper, textiles, and photography, and those“cut from the same cloth” by virtue of their makers’ shared pursuits or perspectives. In “cast,” we’ll explore works created from molten metal, plastic, rubber, and fiberglass and, using cast as a noun, consider artists, sitters, and patrons, who have roles in given works or commissions. In “carved,” we’ll explore works in stone, glass, ceramic, and wood, including frames and jewels. Last, in “coupled,” we will look at relationships, whether among the artists themselves or among artists, dealers, collectors, and museums.

Through talks, panel discussions, private gallery visits, and other viewing opportunities, we look beyond the confines of the canon and the standard catalogue search, beyond the grand landscape and academic traditionalism. Exploring strategies women employed to be able to pursue their work and the vocabulary with which they challenged the dominant history of the 20th-century, we discover or perhaps re-discover, those who by virtue of sex are too often unrecognized and underappreciated.

To date this year’s participants include

Debra Force, American art dealer who established Debra Force Fine Art, Inc., in 1999

Kristen Pai Buick, Professor of Art History, University of New Mexico

Amanda Burdan, Senior Curator, Brandywine Museum of Art

Lynn Gilbert, documentary photographer and author, Particular Passions: Talks with Women Who Have Shaped our Times and The Silk Road: Then and Now

Barbara Haskell, curator, Whitney Museum of American

Carla Hemlock, a Kahnawake Mohawk textile and mixed media artist who lives and has her studio in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory

Lisa Hodermarsky, Sutphin Family Curator of Prints and Drawings, Yale University Art Gallery

Kathie Manthorne, Professor of Art History, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Maria Nevelson, founder, Louise Nevelson Foundation

Anna Marley, Chief of Curatorial Affairs and Kenneth R. Woodcock Curator of Historical American Art, Pennylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Brittany Webb, Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of Twentieth-Century Art and the John Rhoden Collection, Pennylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Dalila Scruggs, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library

Angela Fraleigh, contemporary American artist

Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, author, The Private Eye in Public Art

Suzanne Smeaton, frame historian

Shannon Vittoria, Assistant Curator, The American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Collectors, Ofelia Garcia, Ferris Olin, Kenneth Woodcock and Elaine Melotti Schmidt and Steven Bennett, founders of the Bennett Prize

Among events taking place in association with the conference will be an evening at D. Wigmore Fine Art celebrating the Irene Rice Pereira exhibition, which will feature her early glass constructions and her 1960s Lapis series, which result from her deep contemplation on the nature of space first explored in the glass works.