Portrait of Nancy Spero by Judy Cooper, 2008
Gallery Onetwentyeight 128 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002 212-674-0244 www.galleryonetwentyeight.org
A.I.R. Pioneers: Portraits by Judy Cooper November 3, 2012 – December 2, 2012
Opening Reception at Gallery Onetwentyeight – Saturday, November 3, 2012 6-9 pm
Opening Reception at A.I.R. (111 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY) – Thursday, November 1, 2012 6-9 pm
You are invited to two shows of contemporary portraits of the women who founded A.I.R. Gallery in 1972, the first gallery of, by, and for women artists in the US.
The founders and early members of A.I.R. include many well known and influential artists. Cooper has photographed them in their studios to show that they are still successful, active and working. The subjects stand or sit facing the camera so that there is immediate contact between the subject and the viewer. The large size of the prints enhances the life-like quality of the portraits. Cooper wants the viewer to feel the dynamic presence of these important women.
The shows will take place simultaneously in the month of November at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn and Gallery Onetwentyeight in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Fourteen portraits will be at A.I.R. Gallery. Onetwentyeight will show ten portraits and will include examples of work by some of the founders themselves.
The timing of these exhibitions coincides with the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the gallery in 1972.
A book by the same title serves as a catalogue for the exhibitions and will be for sale at both galleries.
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