SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery is pleased to announce Women Redrawing the World Stage which will be on view from January 29 through February 23, 2013. This exhibition was inspired by an extraordinary collection of events called the Fertile Crescent Project which swept through central New Jersey this Fall. Its many exhibits and programs were organized by Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin, Co-Directors of the Institute of Women and Art at Rutgers University. The effect on artists and the public has been both inspirational and educational. In the spirit of the Fertile Crescent Project, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery is exhibiting nine of these artists at our New York gallery.
These artists are breaking free of their traditional roles as they leave their homelands, some by choice, and others as exiles. They have traveled to new parts of the world and draw on themes and values from their heritage. Some have struggled to find a voice that bridges the cultural divide, while others have embraced their cultural diversity and celebrate it in their work. Each of these artists addresses complex legacies of identity, violence, gender, mobility, dislocation, religion and culture. In Women Redrawing the World Stage, borders collapse, heritages combine and a new map emerges of a cross-cultural mix that is emblematic of our time.