Artist Betty Tompkins will meet with the Lower Eastside Girls Cub at her current exhibition WOMEN Words, Phrases, and Stories at the Flag Art Foundation in Chelsea. She will talk about her censored career, experience as a female artist, and open the conversation to our group about words that describe 'women'...
WOMEN Words, Phrases, and Stories
1,000 PAINTINGS BY BETTY TOMPKINS
JANUARY 20 - MAY 14, 2016
The FLAG Art Foundation presents Betty Tompkins: WOMEN Words, Phrases, and Stories from January 20 – May 14, 2016, on FLAG’s 10th floor gallery. The exhibition marks the first comprehensive presentation of 1,000 intimately-scaled, hand-painted works, each of which features a word or words used to describe women. Ranging from flirtatious to derogatory – with the four most used words being Mother, Slut, Bitch, Cunt – WOMEN Words emanates from Tompkins’s career-long commitment to challenge the representation of female identity, the politics of pleasure, and the role of sexuality in contemporary culture...
The FLAG Art Foundation
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