Curated by Helen Beckman
Anne Chu, Beth Edwards, Judith Linhares, Margo Margolis, Alison McGoran, Jennifer Moses, Oona Ratcliffe, Elizabeth Terhune
January 15 - March 8, 2020
“I use my friends . . . as gig-lamps:* there's another field I see; by your light. Over there's a hill. I widen my landscape.” – Virginia Woolf (diary)
Marisa Newman Projects is pleased to present a show of works of 8 artists selected by the painter Helen Beckman. The artists gathered for this exhibition are a group of women who, over decades, have had a significant impact on her life as an artist. The ongoing conversations generated by these friends - ranging from the esoteric to the practical - have resulted in an enduring legacy of shared experience.
Beckman: “It’s a pleasure for me to visit the sense of history and support I’ve felt among these people, all smart, talented and funny. We share an understanding of the challenges of the tricky and mysterious process of creating something that goes beyond words. We often do this in solitude, but we stand on the shoulders of the sense of community generated by discussions of our visions and what we love. These people have taught me to think and paint differently. I wanted to see their work presented together to generate its own visual conversation.”
The title “Cry of the Dinosaur’s Sister” is meant to evoke thoughts both specific and global, and to emphasize the delight of absurdity.
*The lamps on either side of a gig carriage; a headlamp.