Virtual Event, Gallery Associates
Sunday Art Lecture: Women Surrealists Through Their Own Eyes with Dr. Celia RabinovitchSunday Mar 28 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 pm
Join us via Zoom for the 2021 Gallery Associates Sunday Art Lecture Series: The Visionary Eye: Surrealism from Europe to North America! Explore how surrealist artists in Europe, Canada, and the United States tried to free the mind from the oppression of rationalism, conformity, and the ordinary in order to experience new ways of seeing.
This lecture introduces the work of several women artists associated with surrealism between the 1930’s and 1960’s in Europe and North America, looking at their roles in the movement and the originality of their ideas. Whereas male artists often viewed women as muses or erotic objects, women artists countered that dominant visual narrative. Drawing from archaic goddess myths, alchemy, occultism, and their own self-perceptions, artists such as Leonora Carrington, Meret Oppenheim, Lucita Hurtado, and Dorothea Tanning created imposing visions of enchantment and mystery. Their art opens to an alternative view of surrealism that continues to refigure our frame of reference. Join Dr. Celia Rabinovitch via Zoom.