CONTEXT Art Miami 2015

Works by Nancy Cohen, Mary Beth Edelson, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Kiki Smith, Sheba Sharrow, Rhonda Wall & Hannah Wilke

December 1-6, 2015
VIP Preview: Dec 5:30 - 10pm

The Art Miami Pavilion
Midtown I Wynwod Arts District
3101 NE 1st Avenue
Miami FL 33137

Nancy Cohen is a sculpture, installation artist and experimental artist in works with paper.  Currently her traveling exhibition, Hackensack Dreaming is on view at the Schuylkill Center in Philadelphia.  Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the NJ State Museum, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, Montclair Art Museum, & Yale University Art Museum among many others.

Since the 1960’s Mary Beth Edelson has been a pioneer in feminist art practice. Edelson’s art production consists of diverse mediums; included in this booth will be drawings from the 1980's early performative photographs that related to her work that is currently on view at PS1 MoMA in Greater New York which has been reviewed in the New York Times and the New Yorker. Edelson's work is in the collections of museums including the Guggenheim, MoMA, Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Walker Art Center and Malmo Konstmuseum, Sweden among others.

Following on the heals of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s inclusion in the critically acclaimed Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, The Plains Indians, Artists of Earth and Sky (reviewed in the New York Times and The New Yorker among other publications and on view through May 10, 2015), her newest body of oil paintings as well as early watercolors and prints will be exhibited with Accola Griefen. Smith is one of the most acclaimed American Indian artists of today. In addition to having over 100 solo exhibitions in the past 40 years her work is held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Walker, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Sheba Sharrow (1927-2006), a painter from the “Chicago School” and a colleague and contemporary of Nancy Spero and Leon Golub who shared themes, social concerns and an expressionistic style with these artists will also be featured by Accola Griefen. Among the grants and awards received were those from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the N.J. State Council on the Arts, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Her work has been exhibited in over 30 solo shows, at museums, universities and galleries in the U.S. and abroad.

Hannah Wilke (1940-1993), the pioneering feminist conceptual artist, worked in sculpture, drawing, assemblage, photography, performance and installation. Innovative and controversial throughout her life, Wilke is considered the first feminist artist to use abstracted vaginal imagery in her work, and her place in 20th century art is well established. Her work has been included in such significant venues and programs as Documenta V, Kassel, W. Germany; Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris; WACK!, a traveling survey of  feminist art that originated at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin; the Jewish Museum, New York and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, among many others.