The Peninsula Gallery Presents
"I Am Woman"
Five Women Artists Explore Female Identity
Showing May 1st - June 5th
Works are available for purchase as soon as they are posted here.
Throughout history, women have suffered within the bounds of a patriarchal society, as their creativity and individuality have often been overlooked and undervalued. But the female empowerment movement has forced standards to shift, especially within the art community, giving women a voice to rewrite their narrative and representation in art.
For our May exhibition, we have organized a show that challenges the male gaze by giving female artists the opportunity to use their vision to capture what it actually means to be a woman.
"Like Gold Dust" by Chloe McEldowney
"I Am Woman" invites five women artists to interpret femininity, through both literal and figurative means, allowing them to express the depth of a woman’s identity. Brook Hedge focuses her camera on the female form to investigate the symbolic essence of femininity. The ladies in Brenda Kidera’s portraits are placed in contrasting environments, communicating the holistic diversity of female personalities. Chloe McEldowney, a first-time exhibitor here at Peninsula, conveys womanhood through whimsical, naturalistic designs of vivid colors and abstract floral patterns. Sydney McGinley’s soft pastel works express the gentle femininity of women experiencing quiet and introspective moments. Whereas, Nancy Richards West’s oil and Sumi-e pieces bring to life females with both relatable and mystical personas.
This show is of great importance to us and our gallery, as it speaks to our mission of encouraging equality and diversity in the art world. We're ecstatic that we can put on an all-female exhibition that shows the depth of individuality and the strength of their artistic ability.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 1, starting at 5 pm, with timed entry and limited numbers. Attendees must reserve a time slot beforehand and are required to wear a mask. Call (302) 645-0551 or email for details.
Public Art in Lewes
Prints of the Lewes Drawbridge Mosaic Mural may be purchased at the gallery.
Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 11 am - 3 pm
*No Framing Consultations on Sundays