Carriage Barn Arts Center

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Primacy of Color III

The New York Society of Women Artists is a group of professional women painters and sculptors. They share a love for the emotive, symbolic and psychological aspects of color, with points of view that range from the recognizable to full dynamic abstraction. NYSWA artists draw inspiration from their precursors such as Gabriel Munter, Helen Frankenthaler, Georgia O’Keefe and Lee Krasner, among others, to bring life and energy to visual form.  The organization, founded in 1925 provided support, comradery and exhibition opportunities for women professionals in a field long dominated by men.

Many of the artists separate color from its descriptive representational purpose and allow it to exist on the surface as an independent element. Whether seeking simplicity, complexity, clarity, balance or discord, mood or description, color plays a vital pivotal role in each visual artist’s thinking.

Join us for an artist talk at the gallery on Saturday, June 17 at 11am!