"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.

   "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 peninsulagallery1@gmail.com for details. 

Brook Hedge

Artist Brook Hedge

"Yes We Can" 7” x 9.5” image 15” x 17” framed photography $195

Artist Brook Hedge

"Women at Work" 10” x 15.5” image 20” x 24” framed photography $425

Artist Brook Hedge

"Sunday Supper" 10” x 15.5” image 20” x 24” framed photography $425

Artist Brook Hedge

"Rooted" 11.5” x 12.5” image 21” x 21” framed photography $395

Artist Brook Hedge

"A Life Force” 7” x 9.5” image 15” x 17” framed photography $195

Artist Brook Hedge

"A Mother by Another Name" 8” x 8” image 16.5” x 16.5” framed photography $225

Artist Brook Hedge

"Finding the Light" 11.5” x 12.5” image 21” x 21” framed photography $395

Artist Brook Hedge

"In the Beginning" 7” x 8” image 16.5” x 16.5” framed photography $225 sold

Artist Brook Hedge

"Pushing the Ceiling" 13” x 10” image 18.5” x 23” framed photography $395

Brenda Kidera

Artist Brenda Kidera

“Captiva” 29” x 20” image 37” x 28” framed watercolor $3,600 sold

Artist Brenda Kidera

“Something Old, Something New” 41” x 28.7” image 48” x 36” framed watercolor $4,100

Artist Brenda Kidera

“Search for the Lost City” 12” x 16” image 18” x 22” framed oil $2,600

Artist Brenda Kidera

“Red and White” 27.75” x 41.5” image 34” x 48” framed watercolor $4,100

Artist Brenda Kidera

“Persophene Dreaming” 24” x 24” image 31” x 31” framed watercolor $3,600

Artist Brenda Kidera

“Pensive Moment” 12” x 9” image 18” x 15” framed oil $1,400

Artist Brenda Kidera

“Behind Green Eyes” 40” x 25” image 48” x 33” framed watercolor $4,400

Artist Brenda Kidera

“Equilibrium” 24” x 18” image 28” x 22” framed oil $4,300

Artist Brenda Kidera

“If Looks Could Kill” 12” x 16” image 15.25” x 19.25” framed oil $2,600 sold

Artist Brenda Kidera

“Interlude” 18” x 18” image 25.5” x 25.5” framed watercolor $2,100 sold

Artist Brenda Kidera

“Morning Light” 18” x 12.5” image 25.5” x 20” framed watercolor $1,600

Chloe McEldowney

Artist Chloe McEldowney

“Wild Embers” 36” x 24” image 37” x 25” framed oil $3,500

Artist Chloe McEldowney

“Moon Spilling In” 16” x 20” image 17.5” x 21.5” framed oil $1,000

Artist Chloe McEldowney

“Bluest Hydrangea” 18” x 24” image 19.5” x 25.5” framed oil $1,800

Artist Chloe McEldowney

“Carnelian” 16” x 20” image 17.5” x 21.5” framed oil $1,000

Artist Chloe McEldowney

“Cloak of Daylight” 8” x 10” image 9.5” x 11.5” framed oil $350 sold

Artist Chloe McEldowney

“Lady Tulip” 16” x 20” image 17.5” x 21.5” framed oil $1,000

Artist Chloe McEldowney

“Like Gold Dust” 18” x 24” image 19.5” x 25.5” framed oil $1,800

Sydney McGinley

Artist Sydney McGinley

“Study in Pink and Blue” 24.5” x 18” image 29.5” x 23” framed soft pastel $1,300

Artist Sydney McGinley

“Woman Robed in Pink Flowers” 17” x 17” image 22” x 22” framed soft pastel $900 sold

Artist Sydney McGinley

“Woman Wearing Indian Jacket Fixing Hair” 18” x 18” image 23” x 23” framed soft pastel $1,000

Artist Sydney McGinley

“Young Woman in Blue Kimono” 17” x 20” image 22” x 25” framed soft pastel $1,050

Artist Sydney McGinley

“Young Woman in Yellow and Red Stripes” 23.5” x 17” image 28.5” x 22” framed soft pastel $1,250

Nancy Richards West

Artist Nancy Richards West

“The Eyes of Woman” 9.5” x 13” image 21" x 17" framed sumi-e ink $500

Artist Nancy Richards West

“Stretching” 10.5” x 13.5” image 14" x 18” framed sumi-e ink $500

Artist Nancy Richards West

“Scarf Dancer” 12” x 9” image 21” x 17” framed sumi-e ink $500

Artist Nancy Richards West

“Reclining” 10.5” x 13.5” image 14” x 18” framed sumi-e ink $500

Artist Nancy Richards West

“Practicing” 24” x 12” image 26” x 13.5” framed oil $950

Artist Nancy Richards West

“A Woman’s Strength” 14” x 18” image 18 x 22 framed sumi-e ink $500 sold

Artist Nancy Richards West

“Casting Her Gaze” 18” x 14” image 22 x 18 framed oil $850

Artist Nancy Richards West

“Hard” 9.5” x 7.5” image 22” x 18” framed sumi-e ink $375