Judith K. Brodsky
Exhibition dates: December 6 – January 6, 2011
Artist reception: December 10, 2010, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment
Contact: Kate Somers, #609.497.2441
“Women” combines three series of work the artist, Judith K. Brodsky, completed over the last 20 years. The three series, “100 Million Women Are Missing”, “Women, Love, and Philosophy”, and “Memoir of an Assimilated Family” all focus on themes of race, culture and gender which have preoccupied the artist for her entire career.
Over ten large scale prints will be on view along with the artist’s descriptions of each. These descriptions illuminate, often in a very personal way, layered meanings embedded in the work. While several of these prints deal directly with current events at the time they were created, Brodsky’s work has never been about mere documentation. The work reflects her intellectual concerns, which when combined with her aesthetic choices, create the power and irony behind these provocative images.
Judith K. Brodsky is Distinguished Professor Emerita in the Department of Visual Arts, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is the Founding Director of Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, renamed the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions in her honor in September, 2006. She is a past national president of ArtTable, an organization of 1,200 women in leadership positions in the visual arts. Her work is in the permanent collections of over 100 museums and corporations including, The Library of Congress, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, The Stadtsmuseum in Berlin, the Armand Hammer Museums in Los Angeles, and the Fogg Museum in Boston.
Women, Love, Philosophy III, 2000
Etching with attached red ribbon
54 x 37 inches