There's something inherently and even mystically distinct from what is rendered by their male counterparts when female artists turn their creative attention to females as muse and subject. The exact differences may be difficult or even impossible to detail, but when taken together and established as the focus for a single exhibition, they yield compelling insights about the undeniable power of women as artists and subjects.
The chance to experience these telling distinctions is being offered at RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor as part of the gallery's fourth annual "Women Painting Women: Our Collective Conscience." The exhibition opens on Saturday, October 8, 2016 with an Artist Reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. It continues on view through November 20, 2016.
The exhibition features paintings by 17 artists based nationally and internationally selected from an open call that drew hundreds of submissions from around the world, according to the gallery. Many of the exhibiting artists are expected to the attend the Opening Reception on Saturday, part of a busy Columbus Day Weekend.
"This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for artists and the gallery but also for collectors to discover emerging female talent and support the growth of these artists," said gallerist Richard Demato.
Brianna Lee's art represents a continuous search for the intrinsic beauty of all life surrounding the artist, according to her artist statement. Inspired by Dutch master painters including Vermeer, Rembrandt and Rubens. Lee studied painting at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA) and in the atelier of Adrian Gottlieb. She received her BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design. In her art, classical painting meets contemporary realism through details that may not be obvious at first glance. At RJD Gallery, Lee exhibits the single painting Portrait of Liz.
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