This fall, Pen + Brush, ArtleadHER will present “King Woman“, a show that recognizes works of art that are not only by women, but are the embodiment of autonomy, determination, and precision of skill. The show runs from October 12 through December 9 and 4 Dutch artist are featured in the exhibition.
About the exhibition
The artists featured in this large-scale group exhibition engage the viewer on humanist terms while harnessing the strength implicit in emotions, such as empathy and vulnerability. The mission of “King Woman” is to aesthetically prove that there is freedom, power and an inner ability to rule each of our own kingdoms as modern day women.
What’s more, this group exhibition will feature the work of 25 visual artists (including performance and video installations) and encompass contemporary women artists ranging from emerging to established creators. It is through this critical pairing of recognized and less well-known women artists, that we hope to showcase the talent, power and breadth of the work that women can create. Artists will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
The Dutch artists are the following:
Ingrid Baars unique style of working is a one-person endeavor from the preliminary photo-shoot to the photographic manipulation (merging photography, high-end fashion and traditional African sculpture). Her works are made entirely by her.
Yvonne Michiels tells personal stories about beauty, emotions and mortality. She uses topical examples from modern society. This results in aesthetic, innovative portraits that are not only fascinating, but often also moving.
Lynn Spoor, is a bright, up and coming artist from The Netherlands. Born on 7 July, 1997 in Beverwijk, the Netherlands, she currently lives and works in IJmuiden. Having completed her fine-art course at HKU, the University of the Arts in Utrecht. She has amassed an impressive international following of admirers on social media where she finds inspiration and support. Her medium however, is far removed from the digital world of manipulated images. She paints bold and active brush strokes on large canvases. Drawing deep from her roots in IJmuiden, a coastal town dominated by the steel industry and the North Sea, her art is dynamic and raw.
Roos van der Vliet
Roos van der Vliet was born in 1985 in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. She’s currently living in Arnhem. She earned a BFA from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in 2009. Roos is concerned with the Human condition, particularly with how living in such a large and historied world affects our identities.
About Pen + Brush
For more than 123 years, Pen + Brush has been dedicated to promoting the work of women in the literary and visual arts. Pen + Brush provides a platform to showcase the work of professional emerging and mid-career female artists and writers to a broader audience with the ultimate goal of effecting real change within the marketplace. At Pen + Brush, we believe that art and literature created by women deserves to be recognized and valued on its merit – not judged by the gender of the maker.
Founded by Mashonda Tifrere, ArtLeadHER is a platform celebrating and bringing awareness to women in the art world. ArtLeadHER provides marketing support, exhibition placement, social media exposure, artist residencies, and mentorship opportunities. By pairing new and underexposed female artists with their established contemporaries, artists are given the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and grow in a community of like-minded women.