Galleri Urbane is excited to announce Girls Just Wanna (be equal, for starters) a special group exhibition featuring an all female roster of select gallery artists and these visiting artists: Abby Sherrill, Alyssa Hawkins, Danielle Kimzey, Emily Burns, Iris Bechtol, Jennifer Caine, Kelsey Heimerman, Liss Lafleur, Liz Robb, Samantha McCurdy, Samantha Navarro, Shannon Rose, and Sidney Mullis. With a wide array of techniques, materials and subject matter, these artists provide a strong force to be reckoned with in tackling the underrepresentation of women in art institutions. As female and other minority artists face discrimination in the art world, we believe in the importance of providing equal opportunities for everyone, while most importantly keeping our decisions based on the quality of an artist's work. Last year, The New York Times published an article commemorating the 30th anniversary of the feminist art collective, the Guerrilla Girls. The article discussed the lack of change in female representation in these thirty years, proving the relevance of this issue. This started the conversation about our own gallery’s representation of female artists.
Did you know?
The current ratio of our female to male artists is 5 to 4.
The gallery hosts, on average, four solo shows a year by emerging and mid-career female artists.
In the past year alone, we have hosted 6 solo shows by women.
In the past year, 5 of the 7 artists added to the gallery roster are women.
While we make our decisions based solely on the quality of an artist's work, we believe in the importance of providing equal opportunities for everyone as female and other minority artists face discrimination in the art world.