Disturbing the Peace

April 20 - June 3, 2006

Denise Bibro Fine Art is pleased to present Disturbing the Peace, a photography exhibit by 10 artists whose works address a range of political questions that cause disruptions to the peace and tranquility of the status quo, transgress accepted boundaries, challenge established authority, and/or reinterpret histories. Disturbing the Peace, the show’s title, is also a reference to the frequent charge faced by women who are arrested for political protest, unruly behavior, prostitution and other unlawful activities. Exhibiting artists are Susan Meiselas, Martha Rosler, Pat Ward Williams, Connie Samaras, Clarissa Sligh, Donna Ferrato, Deborah Bright, Joanne Leonard,
Holly Hughes and Carol Jacobsen. The exhibit is co-sponsored by Amnesty International USA, Women’s Human
Rights, Sheila Dauer, Director. Catalog essay is by Dr. Wendy Kozol.

Susan Meiselas was made a MacArthur Fellow in 1992, and her photographs have appeared in publications worldwide. She is represented by Magnum Photo in New York. Connie Samaras is a Los Angeles-based artist whose works have been shown at the San Francisco Art Institute, Santa Monica Museum and elsewhere.

Martha Rosler’s works in video, photo-text, installation and performance have been shown at Documenta, the Venice Biennale, ICA, London, Tate Modern, several Whitney Biennials and elsewhere. Pat Ward Williams’ recent exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial, the International Center for Photography, Johannesburg Biennale,
and others. Carol Jacobsen has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Paul Robeson Foundation, Women in Film Foundation, and others. She is represented by Denise Bibro Fine Art. Deborah Bright’s work has been shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Museet for Fotokunst, Copenhagen, and elsewhere. Holly Hughes has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, McKnight Foundation, two Obie Awards, ICON Award, and others. Clarissa Sligh’s work has been
shown at Galerie Junge Kunst, Trier, Germany, Art in General, New York, Museum fur Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, The New Museum, New York, and elsewhere. Joanne Leonard’s work has been featured in
Janson’s History of Art, Gardener’s Art Through the Ages, Women of Photography and others. Donna Ferrato’s book, “Living with the Enemy” (1991) has become a photoessay classic and an effective organizing
tool against domestic violence.