LOVE OR NOTHING DOUBLE OR PAMELA LOVE WILDER NASHVILLE POP UP

LOVE OR NOTHING

COLLABORATION

 

IN 1985, AN ASSEMBLY OF WOMEN IN GORILLA MASKS STAGED A MANIFESTATION IN FRONT OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IN NEW YORK CITY. THEIR PURPOSE WAS TO PROTEST THE GENDER BIAS PRESENTED IN THE EXHIBITION “AN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF RECENT PAINTING AND SCULPTURE,” A SEMINAL SHOW THAT FEATURED 169 ARTISTS, ONLY 13 OF THEM WOMEN. THE ACTIVISTS WERE THE GUERRILLA GIRLS AND, OVER 30 YEARS ON, THE GROUP IS STILL DISPUTING THE ENDURING LACK OF DIVERSITY IN THE ART WORLD NOT TO MENTION THE UNDERLYING ASSUMPTION THAT WOMEN HAVE LESS TO EXPRESS OR INFERIOR SKILLS.

Still, headway has been made. A generation later, creative female camaraderie is mask-free and on prominent display at Wilder, a contemporary design shop in Nashville, Tennessee. From Friday, February 12, to Friday, April 1, Wilder will host a pop-up showcasing 28 female makers, designers and artists. The collection, curated by Skye Parrott and Pamela Love (and available both online and in-store), includes home goods, jewelry, textiles and limited-edition prints by artists Amanda Valdez and Caris Reid. To celebrate this evolution and the ongoing revolution instigated by female creators, Double or Nothing asked a selection of the participants to share the female artists and works that most inspire them.

 
AGNES MARTIN DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 
Helen Frankenthaler DOUBLE OR NOTHING

 

 

Aelfie Oudghiri:
Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman by Dara Birnbaum (1978) 

 

 

Azumi Sakata:
Louise Bourgeois (especially her drawings)

 
LOUISE BOURGEOIS DRAWINGS
LOUISE BOURGEOIS DRAWINGS
 
LOUISE BOURGEOIS DRAWINGS
 

Mara Hoffman:
How can you choose just one favorite female artist? One of my all-time favorites is weaver and textile artist Sheila Hicks.

SHEILA HICKS DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 
SHEILA HICKS DOUBLE OR NOTHING

 

 

Lizzie Fortunato:
It is hard to choose, but I love Justine Ashbee’s work, Native Line. She weaves beautiful metallic-thread wall hangings on looms. The process is meticulous and looks time-consuming, but the result is just mesmerizing!

JUSTINE ASHBEE NATIVE LINE DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 
KIKI SMITH DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 
Helen Frankenthaler DOUBLE OR NOTHING

 

Joanna Vargas:
My two favorite female artists right now are both contemporary photographers: Yelena Yemchuk and Tabitha Soren. I love Yelena's "Anna Maria" series while I love Tabitha's "Surface Tension" series.

YELENA YUNCHUK ANNA MARIA DOUBLE OR NOTHING
TABITHA SOREN SURFACE TENSION DOUBLE OR NOTHING

 

 

Sarah Berks (Minna):
Anything and everything by Agnes Martin and Claude Cahun – who is, after all, permanently tattooed to my body.

 
AGNES MARTIN DOUBLE OR NOTHING
CLAUDE CAHUN DOUBLE OR NOTHING
YAYOI KUSAMA DAVID ZWIRNER DOUBLE OR NOTHING

 

 

Bari Ziperstein:
Viola Frey

VIOLA FREY DOUBLE OR NOTHING



Jenna Wilson and Cary Vaughn (Ace & Jig):
Bauhaus weavers Gunta Stölzl and Anni Albers. We love the whimsical feeling and mix of color and pattern in these pieces.

 
Gunta Stolzl and Anni Albers DOUBLE OR NOTHING
Gunta Stolzl and Anni Albers BAUHAUS DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 
Gunta Stolzl and Anni Albers BAUHAUS DOUBLE OR NOTHING
 

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