12/20/2010 11:41 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Vivid: Female Currents in Painting" at Schroeder Romero & Shredder (PHOTOS)

WHO: Laylah Ali, Elizabeth Bonaventura, Rosanna Bruno, Rebecca Chamberlain, Vera Iliatova, Carrie Moyer, Dona Nelson, iona rozeal brown, Sigrid Sandström, Mira Schor, and many others

WHAT: "Vivid: Female Currents in Painting", curated by Janet Phelps

WHEN: November 18, 2010 - January 22, 2010

WHERE: Schroeder Romero & Shredder,
531 West 26th Street
New York, New York

WHY: Schroeder Romero & Shredder Gallery's "Vivid" show covers a broad landscape. In about two dozen pieces, it ranges from Karen Heagle's affectionate "Studio Still-Life with Starfish" to the astral geometry of Barbara Takenaga's "Nebraska Painting (L1)." Given the theme--"Female Currents in Painting"--the variety is not surprising. But differentiation is the easy part; hints of commonality may be more challenging, and interesting, to spot.

Creating out of a "post-everything" sensibility, a dialogue with art history and the exploration of contemporary ideas are what unite the artists and their works. "Vivid: Female Currents in Painting", pays tribute to painting for painting's sake.

(From: Schroeder Romero & Shredder)

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