Women with their Work is a series of all-women group art exhibitions, co-curated by Peter Prinz and Jessica Dallow, Ph.D. The first group exhibition, Women and their Work I: Affect + Action will open on Friday, September 8 from 5:30 to 7pm where artists will address social issues ranging from institutionalized racism, water pollution, the atrocities of war, and the subjugation of female bodies (human and nonhuman). Birmingham artists in the exhibition are Catherine Cabaniss, Beverly Erdreich, Melanie Grinney, Celestia Morgan, and Miriam Omura. Miami artist Rosa Naday Garmendia’s work will be exhibited, as well as Frankfort, Kentucky artist L.A. Watson.
There will be a panel discussion to explore how artists conceive themselves as activists on Thursday, September 7 from 5:30 to 7pm. Exhibiting artists participating on the panel are Celestia Morgan, Miriam Omura, and L.A. Watson. Birmingham social activist T. Marie King will also join the panel, moderated by Jessica Dallow.
The exhibition will remain on display at Space One Eleven through December 29, 2017. Space One Eleven’s gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm, and by appointment.
As a Co-Founder of Space One Eleven, Prinz has organized and presented hundreds of exhibitions exploring social justice issues. Dallow is Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History, and is an authority in the field of modern and contemporary feminist art.
In 2018 there will be two additional women’s exhibitions in the series that will feature emerging artists and sculptors. Accompanying panel discussions will explore the attitudes toward feminist art among women of different generations and shifts from feminist issues of the 80s to broader societal issues of today.
About Space One Eleven:
The mission of Space One Eleven is to provide professional opportunities for visual artists, to create a forum for public understanding of contemporary art, and to offer arts education to area youth. Space One Eleven’s purpose is to support contemporary visual arts and the artists who make it, while educating the public to its value. A cornerstone of Space One Eleven since its founding is a commitment to artistic freedom and the payment of artists’ fees.
Founded in 1986, Space One Eleven has a history of organizing challenging, thematic exhibitions. Deeply rooted in place, Space One Eleven provides venues where Birmingham artists make and exhibit work with their national and international colleagues. Space One Eleven is one of the few places in Alabama where a culturally and economically diverse citizenry come together for social, educational and entertaining events that result in greater public understanding and appreciation of living visual artists.
Space One Eleven is supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts. This project is supported by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation. Additional support comes from SOE’s Board of Directors, friends of Space One Eleven, corporate and individual donors and volunteers.
Special thanks to Susan Colvin, Carolyn Wade, Engel Family Advised Fund, Barbara Hirschowitz, Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds Architects, Shirley Osband and Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Goldstein for their support.