March 29–April 25, 2014
ForYourArt presented an exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Micol Hebron’s
collaborative poster project (en)Gendered (in)Equity: The Gallery Tally Poster Project at 6020 Wilshire Blvd. from March 29–April 25, 2014. Timed to open during Women’s History Month, the exhibition featured over 300 posters, each created by a different artist, representing the gender ratios at top Los Angeles and New York galleries.
(en)Gendered (in)Equity or “Gallery Tally” is a crowd-sourced, social engagement art project in which 360+ artists from around the world have joined the effort to collect and visualize statistical data regarding ratios of male and female artists in top contemporary art galleries. Artists were invited to make one poster for each gallery, in whatever style or medium they chose. All posters are 24” x 36”.
While it is a common assumption that there is a male-biased imbalance in gender representation in the art world, the data for galleries–the actual numbers of artists–have not been visualized and publicized since the Guerrilla Girls’ efforts in the 1980s. The Gallery Tally follows a strategically collaborative working model that has been common among feminists and activists for decades.
Having started in Los Angeles, the project is now in its second phase, focusing on galleries in New York. Subsequent visualizations will include Berlin, London, Chicago, Santa Fe, Portland, Pittsburg, and other cities. www.gallerytally.tumblr.com
There were multiple programs accompanying the exhibition, including; an opening reception on March 29th; Free Feminist Water! for CicLAvia on April 6th, where ForYourArt and Hebron set up a water station outside 6020 Wilshire Blvd. for bikers to refill their reusable water containers and pick up a sticker featuring one of the 300 posters in (en)Gendered (in)Equity; a data collection party on April 7th where the Gallery Tally project is expanded its research to include figures on art world representation of people of color and members of the LGBTQ community and to assess the gender gap in BFA and MFA students, university professors, arts administrators, and more; and lastly, a Poster Making Workshop on April 12th where guests were invited to make posters to be included in the project.
Participating Artists Include:
Edith Abeyta, Karen Adelman, K Alexy, Safi Alia Shabaik, Ashley Aliprandi, Stephanie Allespach, Caesar Alzate, Melissa Ann Lambert, Mary Anna Pomonis, Jonathan Apgar, Nicholas Arehart, Carmen Argote, Josh Aster, Felicia Baca, Shannon Badiee, Pamela Bailey Lewis, Malado Baldwin, Nancy Bea Miller, Jonas Becker, Jackie Bell, Jacqueline Bell Johnson, Lili Bernard, Andrea Bersaglieri, Monica Beyon, Debra Bianculli, Andrea Bowers, Kristen Bradford, Ashley Bravin, Shaktima Brien, Emily Bukowski, Charity Burnett, Patricia Burns, Xtine Burrough, Kristin Calabrese, Diane Calder, Carolyn Campbell, Michelle Carla Handel, Laura Carlson, Jennifer Celio, Krista Chael, Audrey Chan, Prof Charmaine, Carol Cheh, Sapira Cheuk, Craig Cleveland, Colomba Cruz Elton, Elizabeth Decker, Michael Dee, Corazon Del Sol, Sally Deskins, Cara Despain, Mark Dutcher, Lorien Eck, Ken Ehrlich, Diana-Sofia Estrada, McLean Fahnestock, Krista Feld, Samantha Fields, Megan Flanders, Robert Fontenot, Charmaine, Freesoul Phipps, April Friges, Megan Geckler, Yvette Gellis, Mira Gerard, Nimah Gobir, Alexandra Grant, Kio Griffith, Katie Grip, Anna Gun, McGunn Media, Maya Gurantz, Walt Hall, Kelsey Hart, Clarity Haynes, Micol Hebron, Siobhan Hebron, Tiernan Hebron, Katie Herzog, Robin Hextrum, Davettia Hill, Kate Hoffman, Marc Horowitz, Jenée Jernigan, Denise Johnson, Marjan K Vayghan, Bridget Kane, Annetta Kapon, Hannah Karsen, Niku Kashef, Dawn Kasper, Ellina Kevorkian, Kohl King, Lenka Konapasek, Kate Kretz, Andrea LaHue, Karin Lanzoni, Janne Larsen, Laura Larson, Adam Lee, Elizabeth Leister, Dan Levenson, Karin Lindberg Freda, Susan Lizotte, Sofia Londono, Mara Lonner, Coco Lopez, Kristy Lovich, Rebecca Lowry, Madeline Lucas, Liz Luisada, L Lynnxe, Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, Maureen Macomber, Elana Mann, Sarah Manuwal, Leigh McCarthy, Danielle McCullough, Maura McHugh, Matthew McMilon, Christina McPhee, Jason Metcalf, Barbara Milliorn, Lorraine Molina, Bettina Monique, Alex Moore, Oscar Moreno, Katie Murphy, Karyl Newman, Theo Niarchos, Rebecca Niederlander, Mira O’Brien, Julie Orser, Lisa Oxley, Melanie Pak, Claudia Parducci, Carolin Peters, Calvin Phelps, Leslie Pippen, Emily Plewe, Alexander Pohnert, Gala Porras Kim, Jessica Posner, Serena Potter, Lauren Potts, Ali Prosch, Dominic Quagliozzi, Allison Rask, Rebecca Rau, Linda Ravenswood, Ingrid Reeve, Cindy Rehm, Juliana Rico, Christy Roberts, Honey Rococo, Rachelle Rojany, Julie Russo, Liz Rywelski, Shalini Sanjay Patel, Ryley Schlacter, Margie Schnibbe, Evan Senn, Jennifer Seo, Kiki Seror, Roxi Sharif, Molly Shea, Kate Sikorski, A.I. Sine, Susanne Slavick, Rory Sloan, Sydney Snyder, Mariangeles Soto Diaz, Joni Spigler, Madeline Stone, Astri Swendsrud, Hinder Swill, Andrew Thompson, Kelly Thompson, Janice Tieken, Rebecca Trawick, Elizabeth Tremante, Dylan Trumbull, Jessica Tully, Jenzyca Velasquez, Katie Vida, Fernando Villena, Sydney Walters, Susan Weber, Cory Weeks, Annie Wharton, Jessica Wimbley, Goody-B Wiseman, Ginger Wolfe Suarez, Antonia Wright, Casey Wyman, Ladan Yalzadeh, Chie Yamayoshi, Alisa Yang, Meital Yaniv, Meital Yaniv, Austin Young, Ethan Young, and Carrie Yury. List in formation.
Find out more about this project on Style.com, CicLAvia, and KCET.