Museum Studies II: Honoring the Female Perspective
In this new series of paintings, Bradley Stevens honors the artists who have influenced him and the museumgoers––in this case, all women––whom he sees as the vanguard of art, culture, and progress in these times.
Inspired by the resurgence of the women’s movement, he has chosen to feature women as advocates of these hallowed museum spaces. Their poses and expressions reveal complete captivation with and immersion in the art, such that the physical and psychological act of “looking” is the subject.
Stevens’ introspective museum studies are a meditation on the enduring power of art to educate, inspire, and transcend, and on women’s leadership to protect its place in our society.