39NOW unites thirty-nine exceptional artists, from the emerging to the well-established, living in and around Los Angeles. Presented byden contemporary art and curated by Sophia Louisa, 39NOW is a conceptual exhibition wherein each artist has created a new piece ofwork based on the circumstances of the here and now. The term “now” is conceptual in and of itself. The moment passes and soonbecomes “then.” Capturing the moment through art specifically created with the perception of now, through the talents of thirty-nineartists -- all of whom are women -- is the basis of this exhibition.
Initially inspired by Judy Chicago’s ‘The Dinner Party’ (1974-79) wherein thirty-nine artists collaborated on one piece, curator SophiaLouisa brings together the same number of artists to create an individual piece within the same time period (June – September 2010) toexplore what is happening now, whether on a personal or public level. Collectively, each artist explores the elements of empowerment,strength, fear, independence, and the ability to keep moving forward.
Participating artists are Kim Abeles, Joyce Aiken, Sophia Allison, Fumiko Amano, Yun Bai, Kimber Berry, Andrea Bowers, Nancy Buchanan,Gul Cagin, Heather Cantrell, Jennifer Celio, Ya Ya Chou, Angel Chen, Abbey Dubin, Vivian Flynn, Simone Gad, Kristina Faragher, AlexandraGrant, Laurie Hassold, Mary Heebner, MAL IDEA, Tulsa Kinney, Rebecca Lowry, Leora Lutz, Anne Martens, Christine Morla, Nikki Nash, RubyOsorio, Snezana Petrovic, Carol Powell, Sandy Rodriguez, Leigh Salgado, Gina Stepaniuk, Lacey Terrell, Daena Title, Marika KrissmanTsircou, Katy Unger, Marnie Weber, and Patssi Valdez.
For more information, please contact:Donna Enad Napper, Owner/Director, den contemporary artat firstname.lastname@example.org- Sophia Louisa, Curatorat email@example.com