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  • Accola Griefen Fine Art

    Mother Water

    06 Jun 2021 – 06 Aug 2021

    Almost two-thirds of the surface of the earth is covered by water. Our bodies are half water; half again that of a woman carrying a child. We know that water is life-sustaining for all living beings yet humans largely refuse to care for this resource. For the women artists in this exhibition, bodies of water also exist as social spaces, geographical delineations, political borders and even as family. In the work that inspired Mother Water, a video titled Hueatoyatzintli, Alicia Smith addresses the Rio Grande in Nahuatl, singing to her as a witness to those who have made the crossing and to those who do not survive: “tehwatzin in titēchchīxtika kēmen titonān / You who watches like you are our mother.” We are honored to dedicate this exhibition to Mary Beth Edelson (1933-2021), the celebrated American artist, activist, and an originator of the Feminist Art movement. Included in this exhibit are works from Edelson’s Lifesaver Series, which address the effects of oil spills and her iconic Woman Rising Series, based on private performance rituals often enacted at the water’s edge. Writing in the 1970’s Edelson described the later series as: “a profoundly political act against the patriarchy and for spiritual liberation—the ramifications of which are still unfolding.” Turning to her own words, Edelson’s career which spanned more than five decades has been, in itself, a profoundly political act. With her broad sphere of influence as an organizer of the first conference on women artists (Conference of Women in the Visual Arts, Washington D.C. 1972); an early artist at A.I.R. Gallery, the first all-women’s gallery; her involvement with WAC (Women’s Action Coalition) and art against domestic violence in the 1990’s; and her life-long archiving of Feminist Art activities (archive located at the Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU) we know that the ramifications of Mary Beth Edelson’s work are still unfolding. She will be missed.

    latest works

    • Mikayla Patton

      If Star womxn lived here, 2020
      24 x 38 inch (h x w)
      Laser etching and cut on handmade paper with deer leather
    • Mikayla Patton

      Dreaming in Lakota , 2019
      11 x 14 inch (h x w)
      Monotype, embossment and laser etching on handmade paper
    • Mikayla Patton

      Unci's Love II, 2019
      14 x 11 inch (h x w)
      Laser etch and cut on handmade paper with fabric
    • Mikayla Patton

      Unci's Love III, 2019
      14 x 11 inch (h x w)
      Laser etch and cut on handmade paper with fabric
    • Nancy Cohen

      Second Song , 2020
      28 x 54 x 5 inch (h x w x d)
      glass, metal, wire, Aqua Resin, epoxy sculpt, handmade paper
      USD 14000
    • Nancy Cohen

      Place Holder , 2017
      90 x 78 inch (h x w)
      Paper pulp and handmade paper
      USD 14000
    • Mary Beth Edelson

      Life Saver , 1989
      16.7 x 18.7 inch (h x w)
      Acrylic, watercolor and silkscreen on jute tag
    • Sandra Ramos

      Caballo de Troya (Troyan Horse) , 2017
      19.6 x 34.4 inch (h x w)
      etching aquatint/ paper
      USD 5000
    • wall text
      200 x 200 cm (h x w)
    • title
      50 x 50 cm (h x w)
    • Jane Swavely

      Jinx #2, 2018
      38 x 25 inch (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Jane Swavely

      Untitled #Bb, 2018
      73 x 61 inch (h x w)
      Oil on canvas
    • Jane Swavely

      The Blue Light #3, 2019
      48 x 12 inch (h x w)
      Oil on linen
    • Mary Beth Edelson

      Woman Rising / Sea, c. 1973-1975
      18 x 18 inch (h x w)
      Acrylic, ink and pencil on silver gelatin prints mounted on board
    • Merritt Johnson

      The time when the snow came and melted in the sky because of flying fire and made a sound like hissss, 2016
      18 x 18 inch (h x w)
      Oil and alkyd on panel
    • Merritt Johnson

      Everything is a boat that water builds (carry all that heavy poison back to sleep away from water), 2016
      24 x 24 inch (h x w)
      Oil and alkyd on panel
    • Alicia Smith

      Teomama, 2017
      59 x 79 inch (h x w)
      performance video
      USD 5000
    • Nancy Cohen

      River Marker, 2010
      24 x 18 inch (h x w)
      Paper pulp on handmade paper
      USD 1800
    • Nancy Cohen

      Layered Netting 2, 2020
      30 x 22 inch (h x w)
      Paper pulp on handmade paper
      USD 2200
    • Nancy Cohen

      Yours and Mine, 2017
      98 x 80 inch (h x w)
      Paper pulp and handmade paper
      USD 14000
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