No Decapitated Nudes, Please

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The artist C. Finley, organizer of the Every Woman Biennial, in front of works by Deming Harriman, Florencia Escudero, Cynthia Alvarez, Amy Vensel and Valincy-Jean Patelli that are part of the exhibition. Credit Andrea Mohin/The New York Times.

Like so many good ideas, the Every Woman Biennial was born of a joke. Now it’s in its third edition, displaying the work of over 600 female and nonbinary artists, and expanding to Los Angeles.

C. Finley, the exhibit organizer, is “a painter who splits her time between New York and Rome.”

In curating, she had only two rules: no hate, and no headless women. “I don’t want a nude body with her head cut off in the show,” she said.

(Melena Ryzik, “An Art Show for Hundreds of Women. And That’s Just the Artists,” NYTimes, 5-16-19)

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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