Eleanor Dickinson Exhibit at GTU Adams Gallery

Eleanor Dickinson Exhibit at GTU Adams Gallery

Two of her life-size line drawings will be exhibited as part of “Beyond Words – art inspired by sacred texts” at the Graduate Theological Union – Doug Adams Gallery (2465 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley, CA), 5 September – 13 December 2019. Please come to the opening reception Thursday, 5 September 5-7 pm. The works to be shown are “Adam” and “Eve,” created in 1967 for the Temple Gallery, at Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco.

Statement about the work:
My mother, Eleanor Creekmore Dickinson, was interested in art and religion all of her life. An early exhibit was the 1967 Old Testament figures show at the Temple Gallery, Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco. The figures were life size, free standing, line drawings on paper inspired by Bible stories. Adam lounging and Eve playing in the Garden of Eden are two of the figures from the Temple show. Another famous series she created was called “Revival!” presenting fundamentalist Christian worship in the American South. “Revival!” was exhibited in a variety of locations from 1970 to 1981, has two books about it, and can be seen in part in the collections of the Oakland Museum, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Archives of American Art, and Tennessee State Museum. Eleanor Dickinson was a powerful artist, beloved professor at California College of the Arts, feminist and art activist. She was involved in drawing the emotional expressions of people in all aspects of life, often in a religious context.

More information about Eleanor Creekmore Dickinson: https://eleanordickinsonart.com/

A.I.R. Gallery Benefit

Ticket for the A.I.R. Gallery benefit honoring Kazuko Miyamoto


Tribute to Kazuko Miyamoto

Monday, November 5, 6:30pm
Zürcher Gallery
33 Bleecker StreetNew York, NY 10012

A.I.R. Gallery would like to invite you to an intimate dinner honoring the distinguished artist and early A.I.R. member Kazuko Miyamoto during her solo exhibition at Zürcher Gallery. Miyamoto has been an outstanding champion of feminist and alternative spaces in the art world at A.I.R. and at her own Lower East Side gallery onetwentyeight. She is a preeminent figure in minimalism. Her decades-long interest in line, irregularity, and string constructions can be summed up in her own words from 1973:

“Kazuko create[s] linear system[s] by extending string between nails on wall. These materials and lighting form an area of sensitivity and spaciousness. The most beautiful is to have nothing on the wall, the second most beautiful is to have line on it, and then the third is to break the wall.”

Please join us for a Japanese-inspired three-course meal prepared by A.I.R. Artists. Tickets include cocktails, dinner, and a work of art by gallery artists and friends featured in a raffle.

Very limited seating available, purchase your ticket before they sell out.