“The original concept behind Chapeau! was as a sequel of sorts to the Shoo Sho that Julie Curtiss curated last year–riffing on the notion of an elegant hat shop downtown, and also playing with the congratulatory French phrase. But as I began to organize the artist list, news of the leak from the Supreme Court broke and my intention with the exhibition shifted. I started thinking about the many different hats women are expected to wear–and particularly had to wear over the past few years in the exacerbated chaos brought on by the pandemic. Now, overturning one of the last bastions of a woman’s autonomy in this country is a startling reality–forcing us into taking on even more, and in increasingly frightening ways.
The artists in this exhibition represent a broad cross section of generations and experience. They are all women I have long admired and respected, as artists and as humans. A few of them remember life before 1973. To these painters and sculptors, and to all of you, I tip my hat and hope you enjoy this show at WINDOW, on view 24/7.”–Brigitte Mulholland
Chapeau! – Aug 31, 2022, Anton Kern Gallery WINDOW 91 Walker Street 10013 New York
In January 2020 Anton Kern Gallery opened its newest space for viewing, WINDOW: two street facing vitrines located at 91 Walker Street. Since its inaugural exhibition of works by John Bock and David Shrigley, WINDOW has hosted street exposed yet intimate viewings of works by artists such as Lothar Hempel, assume vivid astro focus, Chris Martin, and most recently on view, “Ellen Berkenblit”. Open 24/7.