The most recent demonstration of the Williamson Gallery’s commitment to displaying artworks by contemporary women artists is an exhibition organized by Director Mary MacNaughton. Place in Time: Contemporary Landscapes is a collection of works in which such artists explore the unusual intersection of site and memory. The artists — Ciel Bergman (Santa Fe, NM), Nancy Friese (Cranston, RI), Karen Kitchel (Altadena, CA), Rita Robillard (Portland, OR), Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin (Los Angeles, CA), and Scripps alumnae Laurie Brown (Newport Beach, CA; SC ’59), Monica Furmanski (Ventura, CA; SC ’96), and Idelle Weber (New York, NY; SC ’54) — offer their disparate interpretations of landscape imagery through their respective aesthetics. Using various media, ranging from oil on canvas, linen, and panel, to digital photography printed on lightjet, eight women depict the momentary coincidence of place and time, provoking inquiry and reflection in the contemporary viewer.
A panel discussion with participating artists, supported by the Clark Fund and the Scripps Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, will be held at the gallery on Sunday, November 2 at 4:00 pm. An opening reception will begin at 5 pm.
Photos from the Exhibition on Flickr