Three Women Artists: Expanding Abstract Expressionism in the American West (American Wests, sponsored by West Texas A&M University) Hardcover – June 23, 2022
The book is focused on three artists: Elaine de Kooning, Jeanne Reynal, and Louise Nevelson. In their travels to and work in the High Plains, they were inspired to innovate their abstract styles and introduce new critical dialogues through their work. These women traveled west for the same reason artists often travel to new places: they found paid work, markets, patrons, and friends. This Middle American context offers us a “decentered” modernism—demanding that we look beyond our received truths about Abstract Expressionism.
Authors Amy Von Lintel and Bonnie Roos demonstrate that these women’s New York avant-garde, abstract styles were attractive to Panhandle-area ranchers, bankers, and aspiring art students. Perhaps as importantly, they show that these artists’ aesthetics evolved in light of their regional experiences. Offering their work as a supplement and corrective to the frameworks of patriarchal, East Coast ethnocentrism, Von Lintel and Roos make the case for Texas as influential in the national art scene of the latter half of the twentieth century.
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Louise Nevelson & Dina Wind In Conversation: Abstraction and Assemblage
In collaboration with The International Sculpture Center and Louise Nevelson Foundation, the Dina Wind Art Foundation presents their new In Conversation series with the first dialogue about Louise Nevelson, Dina Wind, and the intersectionality of their practices. Moderated by Erica Battle, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the discussion with Nevelson's granddaughter, Maria, and Wind's son, John, will explore their deep understandings of the art and context behind each woman's oeuvre. Recorded June 18, 2022.
The conversation was held in the art-filled home Dina and Jerry Wind shared for many years, with significant works by both Nevelson and Wind in their collection. Jerry also offered his own brief reflections on his wife’s practice, their art collecting, and their Nevelson works in particular.
Louise Nevelson Was Not Your Average Grandma
ILLUSTRATION BY ISABELLA COTIER
There was no one quite like my grandmother Louise Nevelson. Grandma — I called her Grandma, and she called me Ri-Ri — passed away in 1988, when I was 28. A towering figure of 20th-century modernism who continues to hold sway over the art world and is again being celebrated in exhibitions around the world, including the Venice Biennale, she also looms large over our family. - Maria Nevelson
Courtesy of AVENUE magazine, May 09, 2022
Louise Nevelson. Persistence
@ La Biennale di Venezia
The Louise Nevelson Foundation is pleased to announce a landmark presentation of the celebrated American artist’s work in the historic rooms of the Procuratie Vecchie in Venice’s Piazza San Marco. An official Collateral Event of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, the exhibition, titled Louise Nevelson. Persistence, will mark the 60th anniversary of Nevelson’s representation of the United States in the American Pavilion at the Biennale Arte in 1962.
Opened April 23. 2022.
Photograph by Lynn Gilbert, 1976
More info from Lynn: https://www.lynn-gilbert.com/women-of-wisdom#gallery_1-8