f11 Women’s Photography Collective Presents: “A Room Of Our Own” at Pepco Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC
March 1 – April 1, 2011
Does gender define art? Traditionally, recognition and gallery space have been harder to come by for women compared to their male counterparts. “A Room Of Our Own,” a photography exhibit opening March 1, 2011 at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, DC, proves talent is not the root of the discrepancy.
Sponsored by The Art League in Alexandria, VA in honor of Women’s History Month, “A Room Of Our Own” features more than 50 outstanding images created by the 18 members of f11, A Women’s Photography Collective. “The images are as rich and varied as the methods used to make them, reflecting the different perceptions, styles and processes of f11’s members,” stated Rose O’Donnell, Gallery Director for The Art League.
From Sandy LeBrun-Evans’ images of the historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania, to Sheila Galagan's series from Rock Creek Cemetery in the Petworth section of Washington, DC, and Pamela Viola’s “interpretive” Egyptian landscapes, the work contained in “A Room Of Our Own” incorporates photographic processes both centuries old and recently discovered. Whether it’s film or digital, cyanotype or HDR, silver gelatin or scanned, f11 members combine compelling compositions with technological savvy to create unique, artful images.
The Art League invites the public to celebrate Women's History Month and enjoy the progress women photographers have made as the members of f11 proudly follow in the footsteps of Margaret Bourke White, Dorothea Lange, Mary Ellen Mark, Cindy Sherman and Sally Mann, acclaimed female photographers who helped open gallery doors to women as artists.
This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/f11group or contact The Art League Gallery.
“A Room of Our Own”:
Exhibit Dates: March 1 – April 1, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm. Also open Saturday, March 12 and March 26, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm.
Gallery Location: The Pepco Edison Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC, 202-872-3396