Pink Noise: Flexing the Frequency demonstrates the prevalence of the feminine association of the color pink in contemporary art and life. Curated by Sarah Michelle Rupert, works by contemporary artists in the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz – and beyond – embody the current ambivalence about pink, either embracing it and amplifying its message or rejecting it as limiting, outdated and trite.
In Pink Noise, female artists flex their collective muscle along that narrow rose-hued continuum – morphing and contorting, expanding and evolving assumed notions of femininity and a “female style”. The artists in Pink Noise produce works in a diverse range of media: photography, painting, performance, fiber art, drawing and sculpture.
The more than 30 artists re-define traditionally “female” topics such as motherhood, performance, identity and objectification with a skeptical and discerning eye; and take on new topics once considered outside the female domain.
Having witnessed successive waves of feminism, artists are now breaking and bending rules as to taboo topics, subjects, and behaviors expected of them. They are refusing limitations once assumed to be the constricted purview of women artists. They are subverting stereotypes and expectations and creating an openness previously disallowed for women, and the color pink.
Francie Bishop Good
Brenda Ann Keanneally Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
Peggy Levison Nolan
Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez Lisa Sanditz
Jo Ann Walters
Girls Club Collection
Throughout its 10-year history, the building has stood as a convergence point and catalyst for the growing contemporary art developments in the Fort Lauderdale and Broward County area. Its galleries have witnessed 10 major exhibitions of contemporary art, curated by emerging and mid career artists and curators. The building has hosted film screenings, artist talks, stitch and bitches, professional development workshops, experimental theatre, lectures, musicial performances, parties, dinners, outreach workshops and countless student and community tours. Its walls have supported students artists, emerging artists, critically acclaimed artists, international rock star artists, both female and male. It’s doors have welcomed women, men, dogs, cats, lizards, students, children, carebears, and everything in between in an effort to fulfill its mission to educate the public, act as a resource and the nurture of the careers of contemporary female artists.
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