The newest show at the Laurie Hendricks Gallery is inspired by the new 4-volume set “Emerging from the Shadows” about women artists in California between 1860 and 1960 written by Maurine St. Gaudens; “Women Artists: Past & Present” features some of the stunning work by these artists along with vibrant works by women painting today. With a vast array of interesting styles and masterly techniques, these women artists from the past received little of the acclaim that came to their male counterparts. Thought of as hobbyists or dilettantes, they are now coming out from behind the shadows.
The Laurie Hendricks Gallery, located at 1504 Mission Street is trying to make up for lost time by presenting works from some of the artists featured in the books, including Millie Greene, one of the few living artists profiled. The show runs through November 19th and will be open during the South Pasadena Fall Arts Crawl on Saturday. “I am excited to support Maurine, and was excited to showcase works from the books along with new artworks from some of the women artist I know and paint with,” said Hendricks. “It is about time that these women artists get recognition for their fine paintings. Even today, women have to fight to be in shows at major galleries and museums”
The show features works by local artists Anna T. Kelly, Pati Bruce, Kay Henry, and Rita Pacheco, as well as artists from the book, Hermione Palmer, Ethel Sharp, Evelyn Hamilton Keith, Florence Walsh, as well as Millie Greene. “The four-volume set includes more than 2,000 images by 320 different women artists,” explains the author Maurine St. Gaudens. “Their work encompasses a broad range of styles – from the realism of the nineteenth century to the modernism of the twentieth – and of media, including painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Many of the images have never been published before.” Her book will be on sale at the Laurie Hendricks Gallery.
“Women Artists: Past & Present” continues at the Laurie Hendricks Gallery through November 19. The Laurie Hendricks Gallery can be found at 1504 Mission Street in South Pasadena and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 to 5 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call (626) 441-1055 or visit their website at www.hendricksgallery.com.