New York, U.S.A.
Plastic Fantastic Lover, Blum-Helman Gallery, New York
B&W photos throughout. Curated by Catherine Liu. Four page introduction by Catherine Liu. ARTISTS INCLUDED: Polly Apfelbaum, Angela Bulloch, Cathy de Monchaux, Gail Fitzgerald, Sylvie Fleury, Aki Fujiyoshi, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Asta Groting, Paula Hayes, Rebecca Horn, Karen Kilimnick, Rachel Lachowicz, Liz Larner, Patty martori, Annette Messager, Rona Pondick, Beverly Semmes, Jessica Stockholder, Rosemarie Trockel, Mary Weatherford, and Andrea Zittel. ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Attempted to explore the fact that there are no new Masters in the contemporary art world. The work of the artists in this show represent an eclectic sampling of different strategies of artistic production in the absence of the master. These artists are, each in her own way, exploring the possibilities of worlds without an anchoring Master Signifier. Each has given herself the license to work in the style of the Masters – with intensity, passion, and integrity. The woman artist has had to not only negotiate with hysteria as a functional position, she has had to deal with the moralizing ethic that would have her be the perfect exemplar, a careful technician, or a political pedagogue.