Pasedena Lifesavers

Pasedena Lifesavers Red 5, 1970

Chicago’s work of the late 1960s combines some of the formal concerns of Minimalism with the artist own emerging commitment to feminism. Pasedena Lifesavers (1969-70), a body of paintings comprising clear acrylic sheets sprayed with brightly colored lacquer whose rounded forms elaborated on her earlier sculpture series Domes (1968), was seen by Chigaco as ‘a first step in my struggle to bring together my point of view as a women with visual form of language that allows for transformation and multiple connotations.”

From: Wack! art and the feminist revolution, Cornelia Butler, MOCA, Los Angeles, 2007

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