"31 Women channels the pioneering spirit of the exhibition at Peggy Guggenheim’s New York gallery in 1943. Featuring artists within Guggenheim’s circle, 31 Women will combine work by successive generations of practitioners from the 1940s to the present day.
Taking cues from the transitional moment when Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism co-existed in 1940s New York, two thematic threads will be traced. The first privileging artistic positions embracing the psychological, instinctual and erotic, or which depend on notions of chance, the uncanny and accidental. The second establishing a continuity of formalist inquiry incorporating multiple modes of abstract mark making and production. The exhibition further presents a group of artists with a strong presence in London, offering an engaging survey of important figures working or exhibiting in the city today."
I've thought a lot about art as discovery lately, and the start of a new week seemed like a good time to start more research on that idea.
"All walking is discovery. On foot we take the time to see things whole." - Hal Borland
"To produce is to draw forth, to invent is to find, to shape is to discover..." Martin Buber
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge."- Daniel J. Boorstin
"When you realize that the contours of objects are not always visible to the human eye and therefore don't have to be recorded, you enter into a period of visual discovery like no other." -Jack Clifton
"Gender as it functions today is a grave injustice. I am angry. We should all be angry. Anger has a long history of bringing about positive change. But I am also hopeful, because I believe deeply in the ability of human beings to remake themselves for the better." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie