In the Galleries: Judy Chicago

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com March 27 2014 4:14 AM ET

A new exhibit focuses on the first decade of work by one of the leading figures in feminist art, Judy Chicago, who is now approaching her 75th birthday.

"Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work 1963-74" is at the Brooklyn Museum from April 4 through September 28. It is billed as a reappraisal of her importance as a pioneer in the California art scene, bringing together more than 55 objects, including her Female Rejection Series, and large-scale paintings.

In this period of Chicago's life, she lived in Los Angeles and participated in the Finish Fetish School, which responded to the rapid post-World War II industrialization of the West Coast with its own brightly colored, high-gloss form of minimalism.

Through "Chicago in L.A.," audiences discover Heaven Is for White Men Only and her minimalist sculpture Rainbow Pickett, created for Chicago's first solo gallery show held in Los Angeles in 1966.

Acrylic Shapes

Birth Hood

Dry Ice Environment

Female Rejection Drawing 3 from the Rejection Quintet

Heaven Is for White Men Only

Polished Stainless Steel Domes

Purple Atmosphere #4

Queen Victoria from the Great Ladies

Rainbow Pickett

Silver Blue Fan

TTF Painting

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