Micol Hebron, Chapman Assistant Professor of studio art, is having a large exhibition of her latest project, a collaborative poster project titled (en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project at “For Your Art on Wilshire” project space, in Los Angeles at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. Saturday, March 29–Friday, April 25, 2014 (with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. on March 29, 2014).
Timed to open during Women’s History Month, the exhibition will feature over 250 posters, each created by a different artist, representing the gender ratios at Los Angeles and New York art galleries. Hebron has invited 18 Chapman students and alumni to contribute work to this project.
(en)Gendered (in)Equity or “Gallery Tally” is a crowd-sourced, social engagement art project in which over 550 artists from nine countries around the world have joined the effort to collect and visualize statistical data regarding ratios of male and female artists in contemporary art galleries. Artists were invited to make one poster for each gallery, in whatever style or medium they chose.
Hebron’s research indicates that of the artists represented in top contemporary art galleries, 70 percent of them are male. While it is a common assumption that there is a male-biased imbalance in gender representation in the art world, the data for galleries–the actual numbers of artists–have not been visualized and publicized since the Guerrilla Girls’ efforts in the 1980s. The Gallery Tally follows a strategically collaborative working model that has been common among feminists and activists for decades.
Having started in Los Angeles, the project is now in its second phase, focusing on galleries in New York. Subsequent visualizations will include Berlin, London, Chicago, Santa Fe, Portland, Pittsburg, and other cities.
Current Chapman Students included in the exhibition: Melanie Pak, Emily Buskowski, Kelsey Hart, Madeline Lucas, Casey Wyman, Lauren Potts, Lizz Bacon, Julie Russo, Xiankai Sol Ye, Theo Niarchos and Adam Lee.
Alumna included: Sydney Snyder, Patricia Burns, Madeline F. Stone, Hannah Karsen and Anna Timm.
This exhibition is free and open to the public.