The Philadelphia Inquirer | For ‘Taking Space’ at PAFA, women artists are as monumental as they want to be
More than 60 artists have works on display in “Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale” — all from the museum’s permanent collection.
Megan Voeller reviews Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale for The Inquirer, in a piece that artist Clarity Haynes made her "feel seen and understood." Read about the generation-spanning artists and works, including Haynes, Deborah Willis, Faith Ringgold, Ana Mendieta, Ebony G. Patterson, Brie Raus, Elizabeth Colomba, and many more.
"The exhibition’s roster of trailblazers — Louise Nevelson, Nancy Spero, Betye Saar, Alice Neel, Lee Krasner, Miriam Schapiro, and the Guerilla Girls, among others — alone makes “Taking Space” worth a visit. “We’ve had older artists say, I would have had a really different career if there had been shows like this when I was in art school,” [co-curator Dr. Brittany] Webb says.
The biggest thrills are provided by a younger generation, now in mid-career, who have come up in the path forged by the exhibition’s pioneers."
Image: JESSICA GRIFFIN / Inquirer Photographer