Through the Flower Art Space Presents - On Fire: Judy Chicago Fireworks with Photographs by Donald Woodman

at Through the Flower Art Space

Time: 2:00pm     Day: Sunday     Doors: 1:45pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $25 - $125
Due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have decided to postpone our fundraising event and exhibition opening scheduled for March 22, 2020. However, we are excited to announce that we have rescheduled the event for July 26, 2020 in celebration of the one year anniversary of opening Through the Flower Art Space. July has also been declared Judy Chicago Month in Belen!
Your tickets will be transferred to the July 26, 2020 event, unless you prefer a refund.
If you have any questions or want a refund, please contact us at info@throughtheflower.org
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The exhibition will feature large-scale vintage documentary photographs printed on aluminum from Judy Chicago’s early Atmospheres works (1968-1972) and Women and Smoke performance (1972), and recent commissions photographed by Donald Woodman. Judy Chicago will give a presentation about her fireworks and smoke pieces,  and Donald Woodman will discuss aluminum prints. The exhibition provides a survey of Judy Chicago’s long history working with pyrotechnics and illustrates her status as a pioneer in the performative medium.  Audience question and answer session will follow.  

Between 1968 and 1974, Judy Chicago executed a series of increasingly complex site-specific fireworks pieces in and around southern California.Counteracting the male-dominated 60’s art scene at the time, Chicago’s aim then was to feminize the atmosphere, even if for a fleeting moment.

 In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest and appreciation for Chicago’s fireworks performances starting with the commission of two works for the Getty Funded initiative, Pacific Standard Time’s Performance Festival in 2012, and more recently with a major “smoke sculpture” for ICA Miami titled A Poem for Miami in 2019. In celebration of Judy Chicago's 80th birthday and the grand opening of Through the Flower Art Space in Belen, New Mexico, Chicago performed a smoke sculpture titled A Birthday Bouquet for Belen  on July 20, 2019.

General Admission Ticket will be for admission to exhibition opening and presentation only. 

VIP Ticket includes exhibition opening, a signed copy of Chicago's new monograph, New Views, a reception at Central Parlour with Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman. and a $25 discount on signed bottles of Judy Chicago Wine by Jaramillo Vineyards.

All proceeds for this event go to sustain and maintain Through the Flower Art Space and programs in Belen, New Mexico.