Jeffrey Deitch Gallery. Photos by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Visionary Women.
VISIONARY WOMEN AND JEFFREY DEITCH WELCOME JUDY CHICAGO BACK TO THE BEST COAST
This past Thursday, Los Angeles welcomed Judy Chicago back to her old stomping grounds that served as the source of inspiration for some of the artist’s most prolific, but largely unknown work. Visionary Women hosted the event held at Jeffrey Deitch’s LA outpost where “Judy Chicago: Los Angeles” is on view now through November 2. The non-profit organization that aims to lift up female leaders across the world kicked off their fall salon series with a conversation between Chicago and artist Andrea Bowers, moderated by chief curator of the Hammer Museum, Connie Butler. The purple-haired radical feminist paved the way for woman artists in a time when she recounted, “the best compliment was if someone said your art looked like a man’s.” Chicago has long been remembered for her 1979 piece, The Dinner Party, while many of her other equally inspired works have gone less recognized. Deitch brings Chicago back to California where she created a remarkable body of work between 1965-1972, celebrating the artist’s monumental career and her 80th birthday, no less. Featuring bold and vibrant paintings, sculpture and installations, “Judy Chicago: Los Angeles” is an homage to the woman herself, but also to the city that gave her so much life. The OG feminist is back on the West Coast, and her show is a must-see.
West Coast, and her show is a must-see.
Chicago speaking on stage during Visionary Women event.
Install view of Artist Judy Chicago’s eponymous show at Jeffrey Deitch.
Artist Andrea Bowers, moderator Connie Butler and artist Judy Chicago speak onstage.
Jeffrey Deitch Gallery is at 925 N. Orange Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90038