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I’m not sure what they “mean,” but I liked these paintings by Sabina Forbes, Sonne Hernandez, Elisa Jensen, and Klari Reis at Femalenergy, a group show at Woodward Gallery on the Lower East Side. The paintings I selected here were the ones I liked the most. They had very little to do with the corporeal forms usually associated with feminist art or with women’s art. Is that why I liked these and not those? It could be. With the exception of Jensen’s Raincoat Man, these ones are all kind of techno. I’m pretty sure that they do not “[emote] a cultural, unified power specific to the gender,” as suggested by the gallery’s press release. But maybe they do.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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