In the Secret Garden
National Artists Exhibition Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado
May 26 – June 26, 2016
Opening Reception: May 26th, 6-8pm
DUMBO First Thursday Art Walk: June 2nd, 6-8pm
Brooklyn, NY - May 2016
A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present our annual National Members Exhibition that is curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado from El Museo del Barrio. In the Secret Garden, is a suvey of artistic trends and conceptual explorations by women artists throughout the United States.
Aranda-Alvarado says: This grouping of contemporary works by artists who happen to be women explores a broad spectrum of related imagery and thematic associations. The trope of the garden is used to underscore the relationships among artists working in dierent parts of the country and making works that can be explored together in meaningful ways.
This group of 18 artists are a part of A.I.R. Gallery’s National Membership Program which supports mid-career professional artists or emerging artists that show exceptional talent.
Artists in the exhibition are: d'Ann de Simone (New Haven, CT and East Lansing, MI), Elise Dodeles (Lamberville, NJ), Dani Dodge (Los Angeles, CA), Shannon Forrester (Somerville, MA), Melissa Furness (Denver, CO), Alisa Henriquez (East Lansing, MI), Jody Joldersma (Seattle, WA), Julia Kim Smith (Baltimore, MD), Mary-Ann Kokoska (Fort Collins, CO), Mimi Oritsky (Phildelphia PA), Ekaterina Popova (Wilmington, DE), Meghan Quinn (Los Angeles, CA), Patty Smith (Philadelphia, PA), Ann Stoddard (Adelphi, MI), Amy Swartele (Potsdam, NY), Erin Wiersma (Manhattan, KS), Joo Yeon Woo (Boulder, CO), Janet Decker Yanez (Nashville, TN), Mineko Yoshida (Charlottesville, VA).