Making Her Mark: Women Printmakers at The Turner
"Making her Mark" celebrates groundbreaking women artists in the Turner collection. Founded by Janet Turner, Chico State’s first printmaking professor, the Turner has a unique responsibility to elevate the work of female printmakers. Featuring pieces by major 20th and 21st century artists, "Making her Mark" investigates the links between feminism and activism, women’s work and artistic labor. Using intimate detail or monumental scale, scathing satire or playful commentary, these women have left their mark on art history and our contemporary world. As part of the exhibition, the Turner is proud to show seven new screen prints made in collaboration with women artists living and working in Iran. Their defiant work in response to the ongoing protests in their home country demonstrates that the fight for women’s rights is more urgent now than ever.