Venus, 20078. Low-fire clay and hair, 15.5 x 15.75 x 15.5 in.

Daisy Youngblood: Shifts in Consciousness

Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the work of women artists, many of whom have been in the art world for multiple decades. Last spring, “Works in Progress” in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, featured 11 women (in their 70s, 80s, and 90s) whose work “we should have known about decades ago.” The story included profiles of Agnes Denes, Dorothea Rockburne, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Faith Ringgold, and Michelle Stuart, among other pioneers. One artist absent from that list was Daisy Youngblood, whose sculptures were nevertheless featured in David Ebony’s “Top 10 New York Gallery Shows for April 2015” (Art in America), as well as Holland Cotter’s “10 Gallery Shows to See on the Upper East Side” (New York Times, April 2015). Throughout her career, Youngblood has made figures that are haunting and intimate, delicate and spare. …see the entire article in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.