Curated in part by Judy Chicago herself, this survey of her career features iconic images from her early work in the 1960s to today. Chicago is often recognized for her many achievements as an artist and intellectual who helped shape contemporary art history.
For this Turner Carroll exhibition, unique historic drawings and test plates represent The Dinner Party and one of two rare petit points from the Birth Project will be shown for the first time in decades. Original works from Chicago’s Resolutions: A Stitch in Time and early minimal period offer viewers an opportunity to experience some of Chicago’s final remaining original works from these well-known series.
Since the late 1960s, Judy Chicago has worked with colored smoke to create performative artworks that “feminize and soften the landscape, if only for a moment.” Three of Chicago’s major smoke performances will be presented in this Turner Carroll exhibition, including her most iconic images from this series: Immolation, Smoke Bodies, and Purple Atmosphere.
Judy Chicago (born Judith Sylvia Cohen in Chicago in 1939), challenged the prevailing attitudes about art history, feminized the landscape with an environmentally conscious intention, and spearheaded feminist art. She is truly an icon.
The Iconic Judy Chicago
Exhibition Dates: July 16 – August 15, 2021
Turner Carroll Gallery
725 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501