For Immediate Release
Track 16 Gallery and The Godfrey Daniels School of Charm Present:
Curated by Georganne Deen and Christine Wertheim
April 21 –May 19, 2007
Track 16 Gallery and The Godfrey Daniels School of Charm salute MOCA L.A.’s retrospective of feminist pioneers, WACK!, with an act of rebellion entitled: The Powder Room, referencing both a lady’s toilette, and the place in forts where gunpowder was stored. Curated by Georganne Deen and Christine Wertheim, The Powder Room will be on view from April 21 through May 19, 2007, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 21 from 6 to 9 P.M. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 6 P.M.
As a compliment to their creative sisters in WACK!, the curators of The Powder Room honor today’s pioneers with a breakaway exhibition of artists who believe that art doesn’t need to be anything other than a testimony, and is best judged by its ability to make your hair stand on end. The works selected follow neither a thesis nor a theme. Rather, the exhibition focuses on unruly women (and a few men), whose unique work is easily recognized by its methodology and/or style.
The exhibition includes work in a variety of media and genres from a wide range of artists, both established and emerging. It will also include a projection room for viewing artists’ films and videos. In conjunction with the exhibition, a gala evening of live performances and video projections will be announced at a later date. (For details, please visit our web site).
Artists include Danielle Adair, Lara Allen, Helen Bernasconi, Lauren Bon, Claudia Bucher, Gina Clark, Zackary Drucker, Nicole Eisenman, Alison Foshee, Donald Krieger, Francesca Gabbiani, Crispin Glover, Samantha Harrison, Catherine Howe, Jo Jackson, Nina Katchadourian, Mirka Lugosi, Lydia Lunch, Stu Mead, Anitra Menning, Elana Mann, Marianne Midleburg, Mitzi Pedersen, Christine Shields, Laura Splan, Laurie Steelink, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, The Institute for Figuring, Marnie Weber, Anne Wertheim, Jemima Wyman, and Liz Young.
Georganne Deen is an artist, poet, musician and principal of The Godfrey Daniels School of Charm. Christine Wertheim is a poet and a lecturer in the fields of writing and feminist studies at Cal Arts. An exhibition catalogue will be available for purchase. THE POWDER ROOM will be exhibited concurrently with ABLUTIONS OF A NEFARIOUS NATURE by Johanna Went.