The Female Eye, a group exhibition of 11 contemporary female realist painters, will be on view at Gallery Henoch in the heart of Chelsea’s Gallery District, New York, opening on September 19th with an invite-only benefit for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Organization and will be open to the public through October 22nd, 2019.
“As women’s issues have come increasingly to the forefront, and women in the arts have begun to achieve greater visibility, The Female Eye calls attention to this important moment in time” says Gallery Henoch co-founder Nancy Hicks.
The place of women in the arts is I believe, the reflection of the place of women in society in general and it is through actions like this one that things can move toward a better balance. It is encouraging to see many initiatives and voices around this cause such as Repaint History , which promotes awareness of women artists of the past, #womeninculture launched by Museum Week to support women today, blogs as girltalkhq.com for women empowerment or Less than half.org a website sharing women solo shows in New York and of course the action of National Museum of Women in the Arts (to name only a few).
Nancy Hicks, a breast cancer survivor and a long-time philanthropist, considers “the exhibition as a way of gratefully giving back in return for what was once given to me. Breast cancer is everyone’s concern, but it’s especially a women’s concern”. A generous portion of sales from the exhibition will be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering to support breast cancer research.
The artists included in the exhibition examine the reality of urban scenes, portraits or still life, in all its details through skillfully painted artworks. The exhibition includes works by Alexandra Pacula, Sunghee Jang, Patricia Taub, Anita Mazzucca, Alexandra Averbach, Januet Rickus, Olga Antonova, Sharon Sprung, Renée Foulks, Elizabeth McGhee, Susan Goldsmith.
Gallery Henoch is located at 555 W 25th Street between 10 & 11th Ave. in Manhattan. Gallery hours are 10-6pm Tuesday – Sat.