"Marjorie Strider: Second International Girlie Show" Opens June 28 at Lawrence Fine Art

  • EAST HAMPTON, New York
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  • June 24, 2014

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Marjorie Strider, The Yellow Rose, 72 x 60 x 12, acrylic and polyurethane on board, 2013

Marjorie Strider’s latest work is at once acutely minimalist, recognizably “Pop”, slyly erotic and completely authoritative. This is a woman who knows who she is and what she wants to say. 

It has not always been easy for female artists of Strider’s generation—the Silent Generation--to find their voice and speak with authority.  Pop Art has generally been considered a male-only playground. How could a woman have anything to say about art that is inspired by girlie magazines and comic books? Indeed, only one of 202 works at a 1991 high profile retrospective of Pop Art at the Royal Academy of Art in London was by a female artist.

Only now are women’s contributions to Pop Art being reexamined. And the tide is turning. Seductive Subversions, the first-ever exhibition of female Pop artists, toured the US in 2010-2011. Marjorie Strider is one of the most important of those female artists whose work is being rediscovered.

Lawrence Fine Art is proud to contribute to this reexamination and to present Marjorie Strider: Second International Girlie Show. The title of this show references Strider’s first exhibition 50 years ago at Pace Gallery that was entitled The First International Girlie Show. Also exhibiting at the Pace Show were Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselman, and Roy Lichtenstein.

The exhibition will open this Saturday, June 28th, at our East Hampton Gallery, with an opening reception from 5-8 pm.

Howard Shapiro
Lawrence Fine Art

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