Marching Forward: Collective Strategies in the Arts
Tuesday, November 18th, 7 - 8 pm at the Fireproof Art Gallery in Bushwick. Bushwick Art Crit Group is honored to present a panel discussion of leading voices to mindshare on specific issues facing women in the Contemporary Arts:
1. Thinking qualitatively about success
2. Creating female communities
3. Unequal gendered power dynamics
4. Engagement, obstacles and integration
Frida Kahlo (Guerrilla Girls)
Anne Sherwood Pundyk
This panel discussion will be moderated by artist and BACG Director of Exhibitions Kelsey Shwetz, and was organized by Kelsey Shwetz in conjunction with artist and Director of BACG Artist Film Library Eric Gottshall.
4 Empowering Artists That Are Starting a New Chapter in Feminist Art
Anne Sherwood Pundyk is a New York City-based artist who uses abstract paintings to make powerful statements about women in the world.
As an artist, Pundyk sets out to encourage others to “take risks, get up if you fall, and trust your instincts.” Shadow Realm is one of the paintings in her series The Revolution Will Be Painted. Recently on view at Gallery Sensei on New York’s Lower East Side, it shows Pundyk’s unique visual interpretation of a heroine protecting her child’s inner being from the precarious outside world. It defines the woman as defender and fighter.
Help Support: Milk and Night going to Basel Miami:
Milk and Nightʼs highly important mission is dedicated to substantiate the visibility of feminisms amongst the most prestigious art fairs. When the Art World is actively questioning its gender equalitarian status, we think it is important to be present and marketable. This is where you come in. Milk and Night will be representing feminists artists in Basel Miami at Select Art Fair. As this is a unique project when no commercial galleries or booth on the entire map fair offers market visibility for feminists artists. We are calling private fundings to make a difference.
Video of my lecture at Bushwick Art Crit Group October 15, 2015
Curated by Dan Plaxe, BACG Director of Development and Kelsey Shwetz, Artist and Director of Exhibitions. Bushwick Art Crit Group is a networking and creative development community. BACG seeks to provide the gallery and curatorial communities direct access to connect with engaging Bushwick artists in an organic setting.
My comments are included in The Huffington Post, October 24, 2014 on GAG and Reclaiming the Witch
"It's fun to be free to take on a different persona," Pundyk wrote. "Wearing a [witch] costume allows you to be 'bad' or even 'bad ass.' Perhaps by embodying witches, girls can be comfortable continuing to challenge negative patriarchal forces in their lives even after they take off their costumes."
Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum Blog Post About GAG Issue #2
Girls Against God was created by Bianca Casady and Anne Sherwood Pundyk last year and the first issue they released of their future feminism magazine was quite a big hit in the indie magazine scene. It took a while before the second issue came out, but it's worth the wait. The editors changed the size of the magazine and the paper, the previous issue was printed on offset with colour and more drawing, this new issue is a pocket sized booklet printed in black and white.
Collaborative Drawing for Temporary Autonomous Zone/3, Warsaw Poland, October 2014
Betty Tompkins, Delia Gonzales, Jen Ray and I collaborated on a drawing for TAZ3 ff LINES. Our drawing will be among those used as posters for the ff Temporary Autonomous Zone/3 exhibition in Warsaw Poland and will be on view in the upcoming exhibition "Performing Change" at the Museum für Neue Kunst in Freiburg opening in July, 2014
Posture Magazine on "Milk and Night"
"...As the title “Milk and Night” suggests, crucial to the idea of a united feminist front is paying heed to our feminist predecessors. Anne Sherwood Pundyk’s piece “The Revolution Will Be Painted” was inspired by painting’s notorious history of excluding women."
The New York Observer reviews "Milk and Night"
"...Inclusiveness is a major theme in many of the works, highlighting a new attitude towards feminism in pop culture. Many of the artists of “Milk and Night” pay homage to are the strong female celebrities who embrace femininity and sexuality as a symbol of strength. Ms. Pundyk believes bringing together recognizable names in art, music, and pop culture is an easy way to get people to at least start listening. “[Popular entertainment] is without a doubt a powerful vehicle for change,” she said, and although new feminism has gotten public attention because of these artists and pop star’s involvement, 'the ongoing challenge is to open access to visibility within all media.'"
GAG Issue #2 Launches: Reclaim the Witch
Andre Stipanovich interviewed me about the launch of GAG's second issue. I highlighted an important encounter with artist Suzanne Lacy. She spoke with me about her introduction to witchcraft in Los Angeles in the 1970’s. It was pivotal to her deciding to become an artist instead of a doctor. Immanence, or the shared word between women, is the cornerstone of her art practice. Her interview in GAG’s second issue was central to much of the reading and research we did to assemble all the contributions.
"Stadia" Anne Sherwood Pundyk: Exhibition Catalogue
"Stadia" presents paintings by Anne Sherwood Pundyk and her dialogues with poet and critic Barry Schwabsky and artist and writer Kara L. Rooney. The works and conversations reveal Pundyk's traversal between her studio practice and collaborative exchanges. Color and gesture translate the artist's essential stories. Through her connections with other artists and her audience she looks to identify how these stories overlap with older tales, myths and fable. These works were shown at Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY in the winter of 2013.
Clitney Perennial at the Whitney Biennial
We performed a rogue feminist protest at the Whitney Biennial on May 16, 2014 including the following collectives and individuals: Moon Church, Yams Collective, Girls Against God, FlucT, gopushpops, Slutist
Individual performance/ discussion leaders:
Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Katie Cercone, Asha Man, Nancy Azara, Dominika Ksel, Sienna Shields, Mimí Balmori, Melanie Bonajo, Ivy Castellanos, Annie Doran, Coco Dolle, Jenn Dierdorf, Julia Fiorino, Rebecca Goyette, Elisa Ghs, Greem Jellyfish, Sigrid Lauren, Maura McHugh, Monica Mirabile, Julie Ann Nagle, EstheR Neff, Samantha Osborne, Naomi Elena Ramirez, Kara Rooney, Kristen Korvette, Anya Liftig, Susannah Simpson, Nicole Nadeau, Darshanoshka Lightningbolt, Kay Turner & Sophia Wallace.
Video of Girls Against God's Wolf Moon Gathering
New Video of Girls Against God Magazine's Wolf Moon Gathering at MoMA PS1, Sunday Sessions, Long Island City, N, January 26, 2014. We gathered the forces for a celebration of the wild female soul.
Brooklyn Museum Feminist Art Base
My work is now included in the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center For Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base.
Pierogi Gallery Flat Files
Go see the new work recently added to my flat file at Pierogi Gallery, 177 N. 9th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.