Jenkins Johnson Gallery is pleased to present Dialogues in Drawing, a group show of contemporary women artists, in honor of Women’s History Month, curated by Natasha Becker. The exhibition features Damali Abrams, ruby onyinyechi amanze, Amy Cutler, Donna Dennis, Torkwase Dyson, Anna Gudmundsdottir, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Rosemary Mayer, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Ebony G. Patterson, Adrian Piper, Tracey Rose, Alison Saar, Simone Shubuck, Shinique Smith, Samantha Vernon, and Saya Woolfalk. These artists represent diverse backgrounds and generations, and each makes her art in a different way. What connects them is the centrality of drawing to their creative practices and as a means of exploring aesthetic, social, cultural, and political concerns.
Drawing in Dialogues was conceived of as a dynamic and relational dialogue among contemporary women artists who are actively engaged in processes of describing and re-describing the world. We are honored to reunite three women artists, participants in the New York art scene in the 1970s: Adrian Piper, Donna Dennis, Rosemary Mayer (1943-2014). Also, to celebrate the strength and diversity of women’s creative practices, across generations, and their valued contributions to art, culture, and society.