Though it may have seemed that the recent question
about those selected for the 8th Northwest Biennial in the comments area
was sloughed off, it got me to thinking. Often the question of gender comes up
when a list like this comes out. In an effort to allow ourselves to judge the
quality of the work rather than the quantity of men vs. women, I thought I’d
try to gather some visual information.
Below is the list of artists; each name linked to one of the first sites upon
“google”ing their name. It looks as though Oregon’s biennial
outdoes Tacoma’s for the battle of the sexes. 17/34 (Oregon) vs 15/41(Tacoma).
Though their numbers are smaller will the ladies of the Greater Northwest kick
as hard as they do in Oregon?
Justin Colt Beckman
Mark Takamichi Miller
Mary Ann Peters
In other news, Jo Jackson has a review for her show at Kavi Gupta in Chicago
Gretchen Bennett, one of the stronger participants in the recent inClover show,
gets a shoutout from Visual