Jessica Silverman is pleased to present two shows by Judy Chicago: “Mother Earth,” an exhibition of new and historic works expressive of the artist’s longstanding concern for the environment and climate justice; and “Cohanim,” a series of porcelain paintings, commemorating Leonard Cohen and his lyrics.
The exhibition borrows its title (a riposte to the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme) from a self-portrait depicting the artist walking alone on the street at night, paintbrush and blunt in hand. The composition is illuminated in the background by the blinding high beams and red and blue flash of a police car. Taking cues from the tradition of Western History painting, the narrative is left unfinished, allowing the viewer to draw their own conclusions from an all-too-familiar scenario.
Titled by artist Nicole Storm, this shared exhibition of paintings by herself and Ron Veasey celebrates their work in Creative Growth’s Studio over 25 years. One artist maintains an abstract practice, the other figurative, yet both have developed highly skilled artistic voices and advanced modes of expression that push the viewer to reconcile preconceived ideas of process, content, and context.