The Female Gaze at CHEIM & READ
James Kalm endures sweltering heat, and summer ennui to bike to the center of Chelsea for this block buster show. The inequality of female representation within museum collections is an almost endemic refrain. Though not reconciling this state of affairs, The Female Gaze does provide examples of some of todays most influential and accomplished artists work. From stalwarts of Post War American art like Louise Bourgeois, and Joan Mitchell, to the Essential Feminist works of Lynda Benglis, to the Post-Modern Conceptual works of Cindy Sherman, Jenny Holzer and Deborah Kass, this exhibition displays prime examples of reflective works inspired by images of women.