Patricia Traub, Rescuer with Lemur, African Wild Dog, Two Rare Poultry, oil on panel, 12 x 12 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

The Female Eye at Gallery Henoch is a group exhibition of eleven contemporary female realist painters investigating their present-day truths. The exhibition opened with an invite-only benefit for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on September 19th and will be on view to the public through October 22nd, 2019.

Assistant Director Nancy Hicks (right) with guests at the opening benefit.

Planned by Assistant Director Nancy Hicks, whose fight with breast cancer inspired the show, Gallery Henoch wants to bring awareness of the countless ways women around the world have had to fight for proper recognition, for humane treatment, and for appropriate medical care.

Janet Rickus, Keep A Lid On It, oil on canvas, 16 x 26 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Gallery Henoch, located in Chelsea’s Gallery District, has a history of recognizing and promoting female artists since its founding in the 1960’s. The current exhibition is the gallery’s first attempt to do a group show focused solely on the work of women. The intention is to illustrate the way each individual creates her work, even as all share the experience of being female.

A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to breast cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Breast cancer is everyone’s concern, but it’s especially a women’s concern. As women’s issues have come increasingly to the forefront, and women in the arts have begun to achieve greater visibility, The Female Eye calls attention to this important moment in time. In awareness of the countless ways women around the world have had to fight for proper recognition, for humane treatment, and for appropriate medical care, the gallery seeks to highlight the resilience of women through the perspective of these female artists.

Sunghee Jang, Floor, oil on linen, 51 1/4 x 51 1/4 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

The Female Eye: September 19 – October 22, 2019

Gallery Henoch
555 W 25th Street
New York, NY 10001