OTI Online Spring 2009 edition Lines in the Sand

The Art Perspective: Edited by Linda Stein
Art by Judith K. Brodsky

In our Spring ’09 edition, On The Issues Magazine writers and artists discuss feminist and progressive values that transcend politics -- our Lines In The Sand.

On The Issues Magazine provides an Online forum for artists to exhibit their art, including moving images and audio, as well as stills. This art section presents exciting responses relating to major themes of our day.

In this edition of On the Issues Magazine, we feature the art of East Coast artist, Judith K. Brodsky. The subject of the work, One Hundred Million Women Are Missing, offers a global and feminist reflection on the topic of this edition, Lines in the Sand.

Brodsky is widely-known as an advocate for both women artists and the printed image. With her colleague, Ferris Olin, Brodsky founded the Institute for Women and Art (IWA) at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Brodsky’s leadership in establishing the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper in New Jersey, was acknowledged by its renaming to the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions in her honor. Brodsky writes frequently on the arts and is especially known as a curator on feminist art and prints.

In this edition of On The Issues Magazine, we focus on Brodsky’s own work as an artist.

Brodsky creates print series and large scale drawings, working with iconic topics of women, nature, family, politics and science. She uses the indirectness and layering of the printed image as a physical metaphor for layers of meaning and imagery. The series presented here, One Hundred Million Women Are Missing, addresses the denigrating treatment of women, discrimination against women in traditionally male arenas, such as world government or science, and the restrictions of social convention. The images, which she describes by accompanying audio, are personal, poetic, and persuasive in their visual impact. Although created in the early 1990s, the series remains as pertinent today as it was when it was first envisioned.

I welcome feedback from online viewers with emails to LindaStein@ontheissuesmagazine.com
--Linda Stein

Also visit our catalog of Art Perspectives featuring:

Ursula O’Farrell is a California-based artist whose oil paintings explore themes of womanhood. Her work offers expressions of the feminine in large-scale paintings known for their bold colors, gestural strokes, thick textures and highly-charged emotional content.

The Guerrilla Girls is a group of artists – not always the same -- who work together. They are feminist masked avengers in the tradition of anonymous do-gooders like Robin Hood, Wonder Woman and Batman, but their "cover" is the mask of a gorilla -- itself a play on the word "guerrilla" as a radical, underground fighter and street theater performance style. Each participant takes the name of a dead artist.

For years, Frances Jetter has made linocuts with political subject matter, focusing on disarmament, labor rights and human rights, about which she is passionate. Weapons seem especially horrific and intriguing to her. The artist believes that no armor can make people safe, and the fragility and mortality of human beings is at the center or her work.

Mary Miss, who has founded the City as Living Lab, which provides a framework for making issues of social and environmental sustainability tangible through collaboration and the arts.

Judy Chicago (born 1939) is a feminist artist, educator and author whose career spans almost half a century. She is known as one of the founders of the Feminist Art Movement, creating in the early 1970s the pioneering Feminist Art Program at Fresno State College (now California State University), which became a vehicle for intellectual stimulation and social change, influencing generations of women.

The art of Regina Frank incorporates textiles, computers, the Internet, solar and LED technology to investigate fields of tension, such as those between the rich and poor, virtual and real, analog and digital, masculine and feminine.

Michelle Stuart seeks to educate with her art. She is in search of a visual language to express nature’s more elusive aspects, along with the fragility of existence. Over her 50-year career, Stuart has drawn upon aspects from the natural world -- cycles, forms, colors -- while studying myriad cultures and histories. View our mini-retrospective in the Spring 2010 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

In keeping with the topic of Passion, Freedom & Women, Miriam Schapiro is a groundbreaking artist who, in her 60-year career, stepped out of the mold to fight for women’s artistic freedom and the democratization of art in the Winter 2010 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Faith Ringgold’s illustrated story, How the People Became Color Blind, with Ringgold herself reading the text that accompanies the drawings in the Fall 2009 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Tammy Rae Carland: An artist tests identity by performing her father and mother in the Summer 2009 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Judith K. Brodsky addresses discrimination against women in male arenas in the Spring 2009 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

New York artist Joyce Kozloff, an originating figure of the Pattern and Decorative movement, in the Winter 2009 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Martha Rosler, known for placing unsettling images in familiar places, in the Fall 2008 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Suzanne Lacy's 1974 Project on Prostitution in the Summer 2008 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

Linda Stein’s sculpture envisions empowerment for women with HIV-AIDS in the May 2008 edition of On The Issues Magazine.

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