‘Heroines Of The Abstract Expressionist Era’ Opening Reception At Southampton Arts Center

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An opening for the exhibit “Heroines of the Abstract Expressionist Era: From The New York School to The Hamptons” at the Southampton Arts Center was held on October 14.

The exhibit showcases the work of artists such as Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Perle Fine, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Alice Baber, Lynne Drexler, and others — women whose artwork finds long overdue acclaim and new appreciation with a contemporary audience. It also celebrates women whose work, while not abstract, is associated with the Abstract Expressionist era and are individuals who were part of the New York art scene, such as Mercedes Matter, Hedda Sterne, Jane Freilicher, and Jane Wilson. These works by first and second-generation AbEx women artists are from the collection of Rick Friedman and Cindy Lou Wakefield.

A Collectors Talk with Friedman and Wakefield will be held on Sunday, October 29, at 2 PM, at the Southampton Arts Center. They will discuss how they formulated their collection and how it has evolved since. Guest speaker and curator, Christina M. Strassfield will be joining them in the discussion.

Visit southamptonartscenter.org/talks.

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