– Reflecting over the two first years of the gallery’s existence I realized I had not showcased any female artists. I ask myself, how come – In my search for new artists why was it that I didn’t find more female artists that I considered inviting to exhibit?
Refusing to fall back on the assumption that the unbalanced visibility of female and male artists in the art industry has to do with talent and level of craft I decided to dedicate a year to artists that are women.
This as an invitation to a discussion around the theme and to contribute to a change. – Catherine Ahnell / Curator and gallery owner
(Tali Lennox is NOT shown in the group show)
Her show propelled a series of features in Observer Arts, WSJ, Forbes, Vogue as well as a place at the Paddle 8 auction Free Arts New York.
The fall season opened with French native US based artist and acclaimed actress REBECCA DAYAN. Working exclusively with water color Dayan’s work finds compilation in the subtile and the bold finding the perfect contrast between blank space, fragile lines and rich colors.
Her hugely successful debut show explored the symbolism around the Virgin Mary reclaiming the original values of the word virgin free from cultural, religious and social expectations that has charged the word through time.
In Mars 2016 English born KESH closed The Year Of The Woman with her solo show LJUS2. Working with an array of mediums KESH uses digital techniques that wouldn’t have been possible a few years ago. Integrating social media as part of her work KESH is always on the frontline of the most relevant platforms of the moment, pushing the envelope as an artist representative of our time. With earlier shows in LA and Art Basel Miami her exhibition at Catherine Ahnell Gallery marked her first show in New York.