Kim Abeles, Lita Albuquerque, Eleanor Antin, Michele Asselin, Jo Ann Callis, Joyce Dallal, Bruria Finkel, Magaret Garcia, Cheri Gaulke, Tierney Gearon, Judithe Hernandez, Channa Horwitz, Katherine Jacobi, Mary Kelly, Margaret Lazzari, Andrea Liss, M. A. M. A., Kim McCarty, MaryLinda Moss, Mother Art, Sandra Mueller, Pearls of Wisdom: End the Violence, Renee Petropoulos, Astrid Preston, Alison, Saar, Betye Saar, Sola Agustsson Saar, Lesley Saar, Reva Santo, Sylvia Sher, Amy Shimshon-Santo, Elena Mary Siff, Doni Silver Simons, Linda Vallejo, June Wayne, Ruth Weisberg, Miriam Wosk, Kim Yasuda, Stella Zhang
Curated by Bruria Finkel, filmed by Sabine Sighicelli
BREAKING IN TWO – THE EXHIBITION
Breaking In Two is the first comprehensive exhibition of work by women artists who are mothers, where the work itself integrates the maternal experience, the relationship to the body, the child, the family, and the society at large. The exhibition, which is part of Pacific Standard Time, will feature a multi-cultural group of four generations of nationally and internationally recognized artist-mothers selected to represent the multi-faceted and changing realities of motherhood. The exhibition includes painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and assemblage, installation, photography, film/video, poetry/writing and performance. Curator Bruria Finkel, herself an artist, asserts that “the subject of motherhood was taboo in the art world in the 70’s; women artists were advised not to disclose their motherhood status for it might interfere with their ability to progress in the art world.”
BREAKING IN TWO – THE FILM
Breaking In Two follows Los Angeles curator, artist, mother Bruria Finkel and filmmaker, mother Sabine Sighicelli, as they build from the ground up, the first group exhibition to challenge societal perceptions and representations of motherhood through the visual and performing arts. Finkel, a founding member of the Los Angeles Council for Women in the Arts (1968) and Womanspace (1971), joins forces with Sighicelli in a cross generational endeavor to bring together a multi-cultural group of influential women artists who from the 1970s to today have faced ever-changing personal and political challenges as they created art and raised a family. From initial concept to the opening of the exhibition, BREAKING IN TWO not only documents the entire process, but also highlights the amazing stories of a group of mother artists who braved it all to keep their art alive, their children healthy and their heads above water.