Twenty Women Artists: NOW at OMA
Twenty Women Artists: NOW at Oceanside Museum of Art
This new exhibition begins on April 1st and will be open until August 1st.
“This exhibition is a collective reflection on the challenging conditions women face today. When we started the project in late 2019, we never imagined that 2020 would become one of the most turbulent and tragic years in recent history, or that women would be on the front lines of many struggles.
The pandemic motivated the artists to ponder on the vulnerability and the sacrifices made by families and the community. The cries of George Floyd for his mother provoked them to confront racial injustice. If the art registered women’s struggles, it also celebrated their power—whether as leaders and activists or as mothers and essential workers. The effects of climate change and political polarization also entered the visual conversation. The art also provided respite—a moment of meditation on beauty and form, an expression of resilience.
The Twenty Women Artists collective embodies a diverse cross-section of Southern California—they represent different generations and ethnic backgrounds, some of them are immigrants, some are parents, and others are career women or have tackled the balance of being both. This exhibition is an expression of the strong sense of community and support forged around the group.”