On Fire; Judy Chicago Commemorative Print - Large

Commemorating Judy Chicago’s half-century career as a pioneer in the field of pyrotechnics, this limited-edition signed print was created to accompany Through the Flower’s exhibition, On Fire: Judy Chicago Fireworks with Photographs by Donald Woodman.

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On Fire: Judy Chicago Fireworks with Photographs by Donald Woodman

Through the Flower is pleased to announce a new exhibition opening at the Through the Flower Art Space: On Fire: Judy Chicago Fireworks with Photographs by Donald Woodman. Kicking off a year highlighting Judy Chicago’s long history of working with pyrotechnics, the exhibition will feature large-scale vintage documentary photographs printed on aluminum from Chicago’s early Atmospheres works (1968-1972) and Women and Smoke performances (1972). Additionally, included are recent commissions photographed by Donald Woodman. To accompany this year-long exhibition, the Art Space’s public program events will focus on related themes of land art, performance, and pyrotechnics.

Between 1968 and 1974, Judy Chicago executed a series of increasingly complex, site-specific fireworks pieces in and around Southern California. Counteracting the male-dominated 60s art scene at the time, Chicago’s aim then was to feminize the atmosphere, even if for a fleeting moment. “What I was doing was liberating my color and just letting it loose in the air.”

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest and appreciation for Chicago’s fireworks performances starting with the commission of two works for the J. Paul Getty Museum-funded initiative, Pacific Standard Time’s Performance Festival in 2012, and more recently with a major “smoke sculpture” for ICA Miami titled, A Purple Poem for Miami in 2019.

Virtual Walkthrough with Judy Chicago