The Primacy of Color II

New York Society of Women Artists

February 11-March 10, 2017

Mikhail Zakin Gallery presents "The Primacy of Color II", an exhibition of works by the New York Society of Women Artists on view February 11 through March 10. An opening reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 2-5PM.

The New York Society of Women Artists is a group of professional women painters and sculptors. They share a love for the emotive, symbolic and psychological aspects of color, with points of view that range from the recognizable to full dynamic abstraction. NYSWA artists draw inspiration from their precursors such as Gabriel Munter, Helen Frankenthaler, Georgia O’Keefe and Lee Krasner, among others, to bring life and energy to visual form. NYSWA artists, each with her own personal history, have joined together to create exciting theme exhibitions. The organization, founded in 1925 provided support, comradery and exhibition opportunities for women professionals in a field long dominated by men.

Many of the artists separate color from it’s descriptive, representational purpose and allow it to exist on the surface as an independent element. Whether seeking simplicity, complexity, clarity, balance or discord, mood or description, color plays a pivotal role in each visual artist’s thinking.

Past exhibitions

Photos from past exhibitions can be viewed on our Flickr page.