New York’s Jenkins Johnson Gallery features a group exhibition of multimedia works featuring images of women and girls by artists including Ryan Bradley, Caleb Cole, Dru Donovan, Emile Hyperion Dubuisson, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Beth Hoeckel, Conor King, Carey Kirkella, Danelle Manthey, Pamela Murphy, Vanessa Prager, and Clare Stigliani.
Art history and the art world have always been dedicated to depictions of women. The Venus of Willendorf, frequently considered to be the first piece of art, is a fertility figure of a woman created between 24,000 and 22,000 BC; goddesses were frequently sculpted by the Greeks, and Egyptians artistically honored their female pharaohs equally to the males. Renaissance artists were preoccupied with female subjects, and Impressionists painted women along with their waterlilies. Picasso and Matisse had their lovers for subjects – Abstract Expressionists even painted women. Contemporary artists are of course equally dedicated to depicting women in their works. The twelve artists included in Girls Girls Girls all have a predilection for featuring females in their works as well. via press release