Rowan University Art Gallery

SHIRLEY GORELICK: Frida, Pablo and the Self/Artist as Model

Opening Reception: April 16 at 4:30 PM

Rowan University Art Gallery is delighted to present Shirley Gorelick: Frida, Pablo and the Self/The Artist as Model, curated by Andrew Hottle and Kathryn McFadden.  The exhibit will begin April 14 and run through May 29, 2008.  Shirley Gorelick (1924 – 2000) was a versatile feminist artist and contemporary realist who worked the in the mediums of painting, printmaking and sculpture.  Other works demonstrate the very intimate engagement an artist can have with another artist's work; in this case, not only Kahlo but Pablo Picasso and Gorelick herself, as seen in a number of self-portraits.  Together the works in the exhibition provide insight into the journey by which an artist arrives at her own artistic identity. One of the highlights of this exhibition is a monumental painting of Frida Kahlo whom Gorelick regarded as a role model.  This 9' x 5' painting was one component of a traveling exhibition "The Sister Chapel" in 1978.  "The Sister Chapel" consisted of works by thirteen artists and was exhibited at the Fine Arts Center, State University at Stony Brook and at P.S.1 in Long Island City.   Further information can be obtained at www.rowan.edu/colleges/fpa/gallery