One of my all time favorite artists of the era, Jay DeFeo, was featured multiple times in the exhibition. The minimal use of Frankenthaler's oils are completely juxtaposed with DeFeo's outlandish use of the medium. Infamous for pieces that are six inches thick, DeFeo utilizes the material more like frosting than paint. The result is otherworldly texture that depicts the visceral feelings of DeFeo's gesture. Always a presence in the room, Defeo's pieces are impossible to contain visually and infinitely entertaining to view.
Women Of Abstract Expressionism proved to be as historically critical as advertised, signifying the need to continue examining art historical movements with a different gaze and featuring minority individuals who are rarely seen.