Project by Micol Hebron:
Opening event for an exhibition of Micol Hebron’s collaborative poster project at ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd, on view March 29–April 25 2014
"Timed to open during Women’s History Month, the exhibition features over 250 posters, each created by a different artist, representing the gender ratios at Los Angeles and New York art galleries. (en)Gendered (in)Equity or “Gallery Tally” is a crowd-sourced, social engagement art project in which over 500 artists from around the world have joined the effort to collect and visualize statistical data regarding ratios of male and female artists in contemporary art galleries. Artists were invited to make one poster for each gallery, in whatever style or medium they chose. All posters are 24” x 36”. While it is a common assumption that there is a male-biased imbalance in gender representation in the art world, the data for galleries–the actual numbers of artists–have not been visualized and publicized since the Guerrilla Girls’ efforts in the 1980s. The Gallery Tally follows a strategically collaborative working model that has been common among feminists and activists for decades. Having started in Los Angeles, the project is now in its second phase, focusing on galleries in New York. Subsequent visualizations will include Berlin, London, Chicago, Santa Fe, Portland, Pittsburg, and other cities."