The Shirley Fiterman Art Center is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition “Double Portrait: Mimi Gross and Marcia Marcus”. The show, which opens on May 23 and will remain on view through July 27, 2019, presents an overview of the work of these two innovative figurative artists, highlighting the intersection between art and identity.
Both Mimi Gross (b. 1940) and Marcia Marcus (b. 1928) lived and worked in Lower Manhattan from the late 1950s on. Despite the challenges inherent in being women artists at the time, both held fast to their visions, merging their interests in art history with contemporary understandings of their medium. The paths of both artists crisscrossed, overlapping during summers in Provincetown, MA, on their Italian sojourns, and in New York, where both were central figures in the downtown art scene. This overview includes 28 works made between 1958 and 2012, and examines the distinctive visions and lives of these two pioneering artists.