Curated by Lily Wei
March 7 – March 30, 2013
OPENING: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6-9pm
A.I.R. Gallery, the first artists-run gallery for women artists in the United States is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with an exhibition of the works by gallery artists paired with works by invited emerging artists. A.I.R. is an artist directed and maintained gallery, providing a professional and permanent exhibition space for women artists to present work of quality and diversity. The curator, Lily Wei writes that this “exhibition underscores the continuing vibrancy of an organization that has been of great significance to the careers of countless women artists, spurred by the feminist surge of the 1970s that forced a paradigmatic shift in the art world, responsible not only for the greater institutional acceptance of women but also for the change in style and substance of contemporary art itself.” I am very honored to participate in this exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery, where I also had my first solo exhibition in New York through their Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program, established in 1993 for underrepresented or emerging artists, includes mentoring and professional development for 6 artists over an 18-moth period in preparation for a solo show at A.I.R. Gallery.
During the exhibition, the gallery will also celebrate its birthday with a gala party. Tickets for A.I.R. Gallery 40th Birthday Party (March 19, 2013) are available at http://www.airgallery.org.A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street, #228, Brooklyn, NY
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm