As artwork historian and feminist critic Linda Nochlin summed it up, “the white Western male viewpoint [is] unconsciously accepted as the viewpoint of the artwork historian.”
Alexandra Ray and Catherine Loewe, co-founders of Eye of the Huntress (EOTH), wish to problem that viewpoint with their on-line gallery. Their latest exhibit, “Goddess,” is a refutation of centuries’ value of feminine exclusion, that includes the work of 9 sought-after feminine artists displayed digitally.
“Goddess” may also be their first exhibit of NFTs, and curators and contributors alike really feel assured that this dive into Web3 is a crucial step for elevating the standing of feminine artists.
“There’s been loads of discuss emphasizing the energy of girls,” stated Ray. “The resilience, the wonder we add, the worth we add, that was a theme we needed to work with.”
What started as a female-founded digital gallery has quickly begun to broaden into one thing leading edge and intensely targeted on the problems raised by Nochlin. Her well-known essay, “Why Have There Been No Nice Ladies Artists?” was printed simply over 50 years in the past, itemizing a sequence of issues she perceived with how girls have been excluded from artwork. Nochlin identifies girls’s historic lack of entry to artwork schooling, the accountability of child-rearing that falls extra closely on moms than on fathers, and societal expectations that positioned better worth on males’s artistic pursuits, leading to male artists, and (lesser) feminine “hobbyists.”
Loewe and Ray had these issues in thoughts as they established EOTH, and, in some ways, “Goddess” is an try to handle these points within the artwork group, to push again in opposition to what Nochlin archly labels as “the girl drawback” by creating women-powered options.