At the Southampton Arts Center, in collaboration with the current exhibit “Heroines of the Abstract Expressionist Era: From The New York School to The Hamptons,” meet renowned artist Audrey Flack and view the documentary short, “The Last Art Heroine” on Sunday, November 12, at 2 PM.
The event is hosted by guest emcee, Dr. Charles Riley, the former director of Nassau County Museum of Art, and interviewer Rick Friedman. Flack, whose artwork is included in the show, will share her perspectives on her seven decades as a pioneering woman artist.
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. The show is curated by Christina M. Strassfield.