Friday Fun: Woman Made Gallery

Last Friday* I visited Woman Made Gallery  for another FUSEDChicago member exhibit. The exhibit is called Bare Essentials: Minimalism in the 21st Century.

Woman Made gallery Chicago entrance

Per their web site “Woman Made Gallery is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization. Its vision is to ensure the equal placement of women’s art in the world. More than 6500 women have exhibited their art at WMG since 1992.” It offers Calls for Art which I will investigate further for myself.

The space was filled with modern artworks by women, along with a solo section by Ulli Rooney. Here is a peek at what 21st Century Minimalism looks like:

Steel Wool Garment by Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

Steel Wool Garment by Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

I didn’t know one could crochet fiberglass:

Blue poles … 2133475 from pi by Yvette Kaiser Smith, crocheted fiberglass, polyester resin

Blue poles … 2133475 from pi by Yvette Kaiser Smith, crocheted fiberglass, polyester resin

Repetition has a soothing effect.

Terraneous by Phuong Pham mulberry paper, soy wax, perforation

Terraneous by Phuong Pham mulberry paper, soy wax, perforation

Terraneous by Phuong Pham mulberry paper, soy wax, perforation

The acrylic textures of Jan Blythe’s Whites Group were also very cool.

detail of Jan Blythe’s Whites Group, Acrylic

Of course I was mostly drawn to the encaustic techniques. Kathleen Waterloo had a solo exhibit in an area downstairs.

Kathleen Waterloo Solo Exhibit at Women Made Gallery

 A new take on ring around the collar:

The Story of O detail by Kathleen Waterloo

The Story of O detail by Kathleen Waterloo

Neon lights on encaustic:

Mapquest 4, encaustic neon on panel by Kathleen Waterloo

Mapquest 4, encaustic neon on panel by Kathleen Waterloo

Mapquest 4, encaustic neon on panel by Kathleen Waterloo

Colors of another piece:

MCA detail, encaustic on Panel by Kathleen Waterloo

MCA detail, encaustic on panel by Kathleen Waterloo

I flunked my intent to network at the reception (more on that some other time), but absorbing the art was a good experience.

I wish you an inspirational weekend.

*PS: it seems to take me a week to post my Friday jaunts, doesn’t it? Better late than never I suppose… 🙂

One thought on “Friday Fun: Woman Made Gallery

  1. Kathleen Waterloo says:

    maike…

    thank you for your nice words and fabulous photos of my artwork! glad you could visit the exhibition.

    kathleen waterloo

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