Girls’ Club presents Women Painting, a short documentary-style video presented in conjunction with an exhibition and catalog, exploring the stories of contemporary female painters from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. As contemporary art evolves along the lines of greater interactivity via the use of technology (interdisciplinary forms, new media, performance and spectacle, social action, video, online and virtual reality) Girls’ Club focuses on the practice of painting, a technology with a long, more nuanced history. Focusing on the rich, momentous space between the artist and her painting support, the action occurs within the private space of the artists’ studio and the “arena” of the painting.
Inspired by Emile de Antonio’s era-defining 1970s documentary film “Painters Painting”, Women Painting attest to the vibrancy and relevance of the practice of painting by women from the blunt and at times harsh perspectives of female artists working today.
Girls' Club directors Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Michelle Rupert visited the studios of eleven artists between South Florida and New York areas, capturing candid conversations with a diverse group of women painters. Hear from each artist about their unique and varied backgrounds, education, career milestones and set backs, all with an skeptical eye towards the art world, the art market and on onward force of feminism.
Featuring Artists Harumi Abe, Elisabeth Condon, Julie Davidow, Louise Fishman, Joanne Greenbaum, Sharon Horvath, Amy L. Mahnick, Beatriz Monteavaro, Vickie Pierre, Joan Snyder and Shoshanna Weinberger. Filmed and interviewed by Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Michelle Rupert, edited by Cara Despain and Kenny Riches. Produced by Girls' Club.