Nohra Haime Gallery presents Feminist Feminine

Feminist Feminine, an impressive display of women artists and converging cultures spanning from the 1960s and 70 to present day, opened at Nohra Haime Gallery              on Tuesday, January 24th.

LESLEY DILL HEAD, 2003 cast, die-cut pigmented abaca paper letters with thread, stainless-steel shelf covered in tea stained muslin cloth, Edition of 25 6 x 7 x 3 1/2 in.  15.2 x 17.8 x 9 cm.

The exhibition hosts key  figures  from  the American Feminist movement such as  Judy Chicago, Carolee Schneemann, Hannah Wilke,    Faith     Ringgold, Nancy Spero, Martha Wilson, Dotty   Attie      and  Joyce    Kozloff,   who represent a time   when women   were demanding the    right to exhibit in both museums and  galleries.

Such powerful personalities    as  Louise  Bourgeois,   Louise   Nevelson, Niki de  Saint     Phalle, Cindy   Sherman, Yayoi  Kusama and     Marina Abramovic,       who have broken  the cannons of art  and societal acceptance, are included in the exhibition with influential contemporary figures like    Marilyn Minter, Adriana Marmorek and Rhiannon Schneiderman,  who utilize the   body     in  a  bold       and  compelling way.

Feminist Feminine highlights an era of women who  combine anger, rage and   resentment with love, sexuality and seduction to  create  a deep everlasting physicality in art. Socially constructed barriers are broken and femininity is  emphasized with sensuality  and tenderness.

The exhibition  embraces an    alternative approach    to  power utilizing this femininity and  feminine  guile combined with intelligence to accomplish   far-reaching goals. The result pushes mind and body to the limit and commands strength and  pride  in creative virtuosity. To   view the exhibition  is to  gain a comprehensive   look  into the  power  of feminism and what   it means to be feminine.