by CaroPosted on

While women artists have been involved in making art throughout history, their work has been dismissed or not as often acknowledged in comparison to men. Today, women do have important roles in society as writers, painters, sculptors, dancers, business leaders, among others, but they are still statistically under-represented by art institutions. “Trifecta”, which opens this Friday at Jonathan Levine Gallery, will shed a light on three prominent women in Contemporary art – Handiedan, Mimi Scholz, and Sandra Chevrier. Curator Yasha Young shares, “This exhibition addresses the fact that art created by women has been historically dismissed as craft as opposed to fine art, affecting the development of women in art throughout history. I would like to open doors for women artists and encourage them to step out and up.”

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

German artist Mimi Scholz creates painstakingly detailed compositions dripping with pop. Opting for wide-angle shots of her imaginary worlds, Scholz renders digital artworks that begin as equally detailed drawings with pens and pencils. She colors her works using a tablet instead of a paintbrush, but the results, often printed on canvas, hand-embellished and highly varnished, closely resemble traditional oil paintings. Each piece can take several weeks to complete. Read more after the jump.