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January 25, 2010

The University of the Arts in Philadelphia presents “Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958 – 1968″

University of the Arts Philadelphia
Pauline Boty
“Countdown to Violence,” 1964
Oil on canvas, 38 5/8″ x 32 5/8″
Private collection, Texas
Courtesy of the Pauline Boty Estate
“Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958 – 1968Life

Paintings and sculptures by Pauline Boty, Vija Celmins, Dorothy Grebenak, Kay Kurt, Yayoi Kusama, Lee Lozano, Mara McAfee, Barbro Ostlihn, Faith Ringgold, Martha Rosler, Marjorie Strider, Alina Szapocznikow and May Wilson are also featured in the show. The University has secured loans of artwork from the National Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), Neuberger Museum (Purchase, N.Y.) and major private collectors.

Six years in the making, “Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958 – 1968,” was organized by the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts. This project has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative with additional support from the Marketing Innovation Program. A documentary film by Glenn Holsten is being funded by The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, with additional support from the Marketing Innovation Program. Additional funding for the film is generously provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Quaker Chemical Foundation.

The show’s main staging will be at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (333 S. Broad St., Philadelphia), with the Hamilton Hall Galleries (320 S. Broad St., Philadelphia) and Borowsky Gallery (401 S. Broad St., Philadelphia) hosting the balance of the art work. The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday noon – 5 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For information, call 215/717-6480.

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