Mary Abbott fought the stigma of her Katherine Hepburn beauty, her Walden Pond heritage, and the 1940s and '50s era that catered to homemakers to become one of the most talented artists to ever grace the Abstract Expressionist Movement.
It's about time women rule in the art world. We are half the sky and only 23 percent of the art on display in galleries in New York, but that will soon change as 40 percent of working-women now earn more money than their husbands in America.
What I would like to do is to suggest looking for art outside the art-industrial hive where those who, for whatever reason, are not compelled to conform, are free to create work not doomed to sameness.
As a subtle study of the complexities of female identity (and the negotiations of intimacy and self in general), this work is quite profound; as photography these images are just plain aesthetically gorgeous.