I met God and She is….



Show curator, Joakim von Ditmar and Destinee Ross. Image of Opening Reception courtesy of the curator

…..Woman in the Art(s) ~ An exploration of agency & representation.

It is, in fact, “only 27 percent of the 590 major museum exhibitions from 2007 to 2013 that were devoted to female artists. Only five women were among the top 100 artists by cumulative auction value between 2011 and 2016. And just a third of gallery representation in the U.S. is female and Women of Color are at the bottom of this hierarchy.”

Above, show curator, Joakim von Ditmar and DJ Olivia Dope in front of works by Sylvia Maier (L) and Sophia Dawson (R). Image from opening reception

These facts are brought to life in the exhibit, I met God and She is….Woman in the ART(S), a group show featuring 30 established female and 15 male international artists ~ including 10 MFA students from the New York Academy of Art.

Above, show curator Joakim von Ditmar with artist Laolu Senbanjo, artist Patrick Dougher in front of a work by Patrick Dougher (L) and Anna Park (R). Opening Reception

The open and airy street-level space is a perfect venue to showcase this thought-provoking, short exhibit.  A portion of proceeds benefit The Museum of Contemporary African Arts, MoCADA.org and their educational programming and exhibitions.

Above, show curator Joakim von Ditmar and artist Tim Okamura in front of a work by Okamura.

The exhibit is curated by Joakim von Ditmar, independent curator, Fine Art & Deco, JvD Consult and Author ~ L’etage Magazine, in collaboration with Destinee Ross, journalist, and IDEAL GLASS Gallery.

Above, artists tim Okamura and Nichole Washington, with their work ~ alongside show curator, Joakim von Ditmar.

Artists include  Jules ARTHUR, Mirza BABIC, Tyler BALLON, Meghan BOODY, Tawny CHATMON, Chloe CHIASSON, Angela CHINA, Barron CLAIBORNE, Taha CLAYTON, Sophia DAWSON, Amy DOS SANTOS, Emily EZELL, Hannah FINKBOHNER, Elody GYEKIS, David HOLLIER, Jerome LAGARRIQUE, Coby KENNEDY, Nate LEWIS, Sylvia MAIER, Osborne MACHARIA, Nelson MAKAMO, Dindga MCCANNON, Steven MENENDEZ, Rogerio MESQUITA, Zanele MUHOLI, Prinston NNANNA, Tim OKAMURA, Anna PARK, Andreea RADUTOIU, Miles REGIS, Helen ROBINSON, Hiba SCHAHBAZ, Nighisti SOLOMON, Stan SQUIREWELL, Justine TJALLINKS, Alanna VANACORE, Nichole WASHINGTON, Dagmar van WEEGHEL, Deborah WILLIS + more.

The exhibit, I met God and She is…Woman in the ART(s) will be on view to May 13th, (closed on Tuesday, May 8th), and then again from May 9-13 from Noon to 7:00pm, located at 9 West 8th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Stay tuned. The exhibit may be extended.