Girls Rule at 2013 Armory Show

By Lucy

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March is Women’s History Month, and the timing didn’t seem like a coincidence at the Armory Show earlier this month. Though amazing art abounded, works by women were the true standouts of the weekend. Here are a few of the highlights:
Jane Hammond‘s classic black and white photos presented playful scenes, and on further inspection, often contained quirky and fantasy-driven aspects that added a contemporary flair.

“Spree” – Jane Hammond

A personal favorite at the show was Jung Lee, whose typography-driven designs of neon words juxtaposed against natural settings were at the same time poignant and edgy.

“Tell Me the Truth” – Jung Lee

“Day and Night #7” – Jung Lee

This punchy wood-block art from Polly Apfelbaum was perfectly on-trend with a chic, retro vibe.

“Love Alley 4” – Polly Apfelbaum

Julie Cockburn‘s innovative manipulation of found photographs through means such as embroidery and paper-cutting was fresh and accessible, giving modern charm to old-school images.

“Forget-me-not” – Julie Cockburn

“The Fireman” – Julie Cockburn

To get a look at all the work from this year’s Armory Show, visit their website here.

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