Who’s Afraid of Feminism – Art Show Opening























art collage by Sally Edelstein appropriated images of women

Collage by Sally Edelstein “How Old is Old?” 36″ x 51″ on view at the AIR Gallery, Dumbo, NY

I am so pleased my collage How Old Is Old is included in an important exhibition at the AIR Gallery in DUMBO  in conjunction with Women’s Caucus For the Arts  entitled “Who’s Afraid Of Feminism.”
Joining a cross generational group of artists who explore where feminism has been, where it is going and what still needs to be done- especially at a time when “the irrelevancy of feminism is trumpeted…on a weekly basis” as the curator’s statement reads.
Curated by feminist superstar Catherine Morris, an integral member of the Elizabeth A Sackler Center For Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, the show is  managed by Karen Gutfreund, the exhibition director who has tirelessly advocated for women artists.

Women and Aging

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Detail from “How Old is Old” collage by Sally Edelstein, 36″x 51″

Women and aging is an age-old problem, that continues to be a stubborn barrier in our culture. We are restrained by often confining and conflicting messages in the media of what it means to age as a woman in America.
Our identities, expectations and sense of beauty and worth are formed distorted and influenced by stifling stereotypes portrayed in the media and fragments of these images remain in us, internalized in childhood long before the information is relevant. Thus the collage is a visual smorgasbord of appropriated images from mid-century popular culture culled from vintage women’s magazines, advertising, children’s schoolbooks, comics and pulp fiction.
If you are in the N.Y. area, please join me for the opening of “Whose Afraid Of Feminism” on Thursday September 10, 2015 from 6-8pm
155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
WHO’S AFRAID OF FEMINISM? | Curated by Catherine Morris
September 10 – October 11, 2015​
Opening Reception: September 10, 2015 from 6-8pm
DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk: Thursday, September
A.I.R. Gallery and the Women’s Caucus for Art present WHO’S AFRAID OF FEMINISM?, curated by Catherine Morris, and managed by Karen Gutfreund, Exhibition Director.
WCA and A.I.R. Gallery present art from cross-generational, self-identified women artists that addresses feminism with a contemporary spin. These works incite the viewer to question the current social and political landscape, and the continuing need for gender equality. The exhibiting artists, using a variety of media, elucidate where feminism has been and where it is going, and explore feminism’s political, personal and formal contexts.
Read the press release here
View the exhibition page here


  1. A deserved congratulations Sally! Will the show be touring the nation? Guess I need to go read “exhibition details” link, huh? 😛

    Nevertheless, congrats to you!

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  2. Micki Allen

    Congratulations, Sally, and best wishes for an amazing showing. You’re so incredibly talented in so many ways. Thank Heaven you use your acumen for GOOD. It’s comforting to know that you’re on *my* side. XOXOX

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  3. Age – Well, I have been (trying) online dating since 2010 – and in our time, old is when you are too old to do anything. As I have no intention to make (too much of) a fool of myself, I have done all the courting within my own age bracket. So, my GF will turn 70 this November. And I realize that she can take all I can give, and then some more. A well-trained and younger woman would have killed me. I really can’t understand men that date younger women to make themselves feel younger. I know that I myself would have felt like 110 years old in a such case. (And I have have found out during these years, that a compromise between lights on or lights off could be a very dim, little red lightbulb. Everybody looks good in dim red light!. 🙂 )

    But feminism – I wouldn’t have felt too comfortable and secure having Valerie Solanas as my next door neighbor… Not even being gay from birth spared Andy Warhol from her bullets. And all that she did regret during the rest of her life was – not taking a better aim.

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