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"8th International Open: Diversity and Spirit - Works by 50 US and International Women"
2005-03-04 until 2005-03-31
Woman Made Gallery
Chicago, IL, USA United States of America

The group exhibition "8th International Open" features art by 50 women from across the country and overseas. Lynne Warren, curator for the MCA in Chicago, viewed over 1200 images and 10 video entries to make her selections for this exhibition in celebration of Women's History Month. In her juror statement Lynne Warren states: "It was a pleasure to see the great range of entries to the Woman Made 8th International Open. I have never before juried an exhibition limited to women's submissions only and found it quite gratifying to see works showing women's particular concerns as well as works that deal with the entire range of contemporary art mediums and topics. "

Warren continues, "The number of entries made the competition to be in the exhibition very tight; I unfortunately was faced with very tough decisions and must say that I admired many of the artists' submissions that could not be included, because of space limitations, in the exhibtion.

"I made a point to include works that reflected the range of entries. This resulted in a broad survey, with works that range from the whimsical to grave social and political realities. The styles are figurative and abstract; the media include painting, drawings, sculpture, objects coming out of crafts traditions (some of my favorite pieces!) photography, and video. And the women artists are from Chicago, the Midwest, the United States, and the world." -Lynne Warren, Curator - Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Illinois artists include Shauna Angel Blue, Rachel Davis, Beatrice Fisher, Mary King, Christine LoFaso, Anni Holm, Judith Schubert Mullen, Danielle Nelson, STUTZ, Jennifer Thomas and Kathleen Waterloo. Other artists whose work is in this exhibition are Karen Goins from Hawaii, Jeong-Eun Shim from Korea, Sonia Haberstich from Canada, Wendy Ho and Helena Kvarnstr÷m from the United Kingdom and Hrafnhildur Sigurdardˇttir from Iceland.

Nnenna Okore
Spiders
paper, wire


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