Thursday, December 1, 2022

Thursday Thoughts...

"Women artists need to break barriers in order for women's experience to be valuable." 

 Liz Phair

It's 2022 and we still need to be saying this and doing this. It is incomprehensible to me at times just how much women's experiences, expertise and skill are negated in the broader world; and in the art world.

It seems to me that art offers a way for women's lived experiences to be shared, promoted and understood in a different way. Sometimes art can pierce a comfortable understanding; it can crack open a well-protected system; and it can change and challenge opinions.

But not just the art; the artists themselves need to be viewed, seen and considered worthy of a place at the table. It seems ridiculous when you think how much art by men there is major collections; how little attention has been paid to women artists - their work considered a past-time, a hobby or something to be considered an accomplishment as a genteel woman in the marriage market.

I don't have the answers to how to achieve this, I simply know we have to keep on at it.


I appreciate your thoughts and comments; thanks for taking the time.