The Swimsuits Series – A Pictorial Reflection on Women’s Rights

The Swimsuits series by French artist Fleur Spolidor focuses on Women’s Rights and the surreal situations that women face in society.  The exhibition consists of twelve artworks, seven of which were previously displayed at the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York on the occasion of the Commission on Status of Women with an emphasis on achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.  The artist painted them in acrylic on a collage of recycled materials, not only to upcycle, but also to create a rough textured surface, thus contrasting with the idea of classical painting being constructed as windows of a smooth, perfect world.

The exhibit was installed at the site of the future Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Center and made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by ArtsWestchester.

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