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She accepts the proposition:
Women Gallerists and the redefinition of Art
in Los Angeles, 1967-1978

Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School

Arts Education Centre, #1714, 21 Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
October 1 – November 23, 2011 / Opening Reception October 15, 6 – 8 pm

Guest Curator: Kristina Newhouse

Women Gallerists: Eugenia Butler, Claire S. Copley, Riko Mizuno, Morgan Thomas, Thomas Lewallen, Foundation for Art Resources (FAR)

While galleries such as Ferus and individuals such as Irving Blum, Henry Hopkins, and Walter Hopps have been canonized for the part they played in ushering Los Angeles out of its notorious cultural conservatism, the role of others in the Los Angeles scene is less well known. Art dealers often had to step into the breach between artist and audience as intermediaries at a time when questions about remuneration for these kinds of gallery exhibitions were essentially unresolved. With this exhibition, we examine the critical contribution of several Los Angeles women art dealers to the advancement of nontraditional art practices, in the period from 1967 to 1978.

She accepts the proposition: Women Gallerists and the redefinition of art in Los Angeles, 1967-1978 is presented as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative. Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time will take place for six months beginning October 2011.

Special Projects:
October 1 – 11: William Leavitt, Wind Sound (1970). Solo sound installation, first presented at Eugenia Butler Gallery in 1970.
October 15 – November 23: Daniel Buren, In following the white and red arrows: work in situ. For Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School and She accepts the proposition: Women Gallerists and the redefinition of art in Los Angeles, 1967-1978; 2011. Situational artwork on Crossroads campus.

More Information:
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