Welcome to Susan R. Kirshenbaum's art website, aka Cherry Pits Art!
MARCH - APRIL 2019
> “Graphic Nudes: The Poster Series” | My new series in the March Member’s Group Show | City Art Coop Gallery (SF) | Feb 27 - Mar 31
> WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! “Celebrating Women” | March Member’s Group Juried Show | Reception Thurs, Mar 7, 5:30-8pm | SFWA (SF)
> “Textures & Patterns” | April Member’s Group Juried Show | Reception Thurs, Apr 4, 5:30-8pm | SFWA (SF)
Spring 2019 Artists Residency! With Black and White Projects at Pacific Felt Factory (PFF) in the Mission (SF). Save the date! Work-in-progress Reception Sat, April 6 - look for updates about my project here.
> Radian Gallery Sept. 2018 Show, Friendly Fire, VR Tour of show:
> Become my Art Patron! @ PATREON: www.patreon.com/srkirshenbaum
Art Net News: An Influential Female Artist’s Obit
SFWA ART TALK, FEB 23, 2019, My “Manifesto”: “WOMEN IN SILK: NOT WHAT YOU THINK” & “LIFE SQUARED”
What drives me to create this work? When I was younger, I thought the world was progressive, moving forward, never backward. Now I’m both astonished and delighted that at long last there is another wave of increased awareness about the ongoing exclusion and mistreatment of women. As a young person growing up in the 60s through the 80s I watched and participated in a wave of progress in human rights.
Not knowing better, I believed that political and social change are continuous and progressive. I thought with the women’s movement that our progress was leaping ahead and my generation would at last achieve equality - that the world would not judge us by our bodies and treat us like second-class citizens. I was wrong. Now I know this is not so. But I see now that the old cliché one step forward two steps back is apt for much of life and obvious in our political climate. This is why resilience is so important. The fight is still on and there is renewed energy. I continue to play my part through my art.
The work on these walls…
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