Three Things to See: Women In Art In NYC

Female artists and curators are on spotlight this week in New York City. Between an indie gallery and PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, see our picks below that feature artwork by female creatives.

Little Birds

Damarosa Little Birds Zine Issue 1
Damarosa Little Birds Zine Issue 1.

WHO: Damarosa Artists Collective

WHAT: Little Birds

WHEN: Opening Thursday, March 3 | 7PM – 10PM

WHERE: Yellow Chair Gallery

WHY: Damarosa is a women’s art collective based in New York City. Damarosa’s artists created photographs, sculpture, drawings, writings, and weavings around the theme of Little Birds, one of French erotica writer Anaïs Nin’s most popular collections.

The collection features thirteen stories, and the show features thirteen artworks corresponding to each story. The show is curated by Brittany Bogan and Codi Barbini. Damarosa have also created a zine to accompany the exhibition.


Beauty Undefined: An Empowered Exploration of Women and Beauty

Photographer Rob Forbes in collaboration with Creative Consultant and Beauty Artist Sokphalla Ban created the imagery for the "Color of Freedom" Campaign for anti-trafficking non-profit Beauty for Freedom featuring supermodel Diandra Forrest raising funds and awareness for the survivors of human trafficking.
Photographer Rob Forbes in collaboration with Creative Consultant and Beauty Artist Sokphalla Ban created the imagery for the “Color of Freedom” Campaign for anti-trafficking non-profit Beauty for Freedom featuring supermodel Diandra Forrest raising funds and awareness for the survivors of human trafficking.

WHO: Curated by Magda Love and Monica Watkins

WHAT: Beauty Undefined: An Empowered Exploration of Women and Beauty

WHEN: Opening Wednesday, March 2nd | 7PM – 11PM

WHERE: 51 Orchard Street

WHY: Beauty Undefined aims to explore the concept of womanhood through art and question societal ideologies of beauty. Curated by Monica Watkins and Magda Love, the show features works from more than twenty international artists.

All of the proceeds from the show will be donated to Project India, whose mission is to promote self-esteem and self-expression through the arts.


Eulogy For The Dyke Bar

Eulogy For A Dyke Bar installation by Macon Reed.
Eulogy For The Dyke Bar installation by Macon Reed.

WHO: Macon Reed

WHAT: Eulogy For The Dyke Bar

WHEN: Opening Thursday, March 3rd | 6PM – 8PM

WHERE: Metropolitan Pavilion

WHY: Artist Macon Reed created an installation last year in Brooklyn that brought to life lesbian bars of the 1970s. The show is back at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair for the weekend due to its huge success at its premiere. Reed is also hosting a series of other events like a panel discussion, happy hour, and trivia night. 

More information about the fair and the installation can be found on the Facebook event page. Tickets required for entry: purchase here.

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