“What about all of the terrific pictures we have forgotten?”
That’s the question that motivated Denver Art Museum curator Gwen Chanzit to mount her just-opened exhibition, “Women of Abstract Expressionism.”
Chanzit didn’t set out to make a show specifically about women. “I’m delighted to do this,” she says by phone, “but it wasn’t my primary reason. I felt that there were a whole group of individuals whose work hadn’t been studied enough.”
After going to see a 2008 show at NYC’s Jewish Museum featuring Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, Chanzit made it a priority to showcase artist who were not included in the mainstream history of the art form.
There were a number of artists named,” she remembers. “I realized there were both men of color and women I wasn’t familiar with.”
Check out some of the art below: