Senior Curator, Rebecca McGrew and artist Judy Chicago are featured in LA Times, "Q & A: Judy Chicago"
In the great game of word-image association that is art history, when
people say Judy
Chicago, they picture "The Dinner Party." An installation with
dozens of hand-painted table settings dedicated to important women
throughout history, the 1970s work elicited impassioned debate, fast
becoming a national symbol for feminist art in all of its disruptive
But before she painted a single vulval-looking plate and even before she co-founded the groundbreaking Woman's Building in Los Angeles in 1973, Chicago had begun a serious career in L.A., making works that are prime examples of Finish Fetish, Light and Space and earthworks. And she often outdid her male colleagues with her level of training and commitment: She went to auto-body school to learn how to spray paint car hoods, and she went to pyrotechnics classes to learn how to work with fireworks. Read Full Article