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Art as Action: A Conversation with Abstract Expressionist Painter Gloria Torrice

Art as Action: A Conversation with Abstract Expressionist Painter Gloria Torrice

by Andrea Torrice

Release Date: 2013

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"Art As Action explores the story of women Abstract Expressionist painters through the story of Andrea Torrice's mother, Gloria Torrice. Talented and rebellious, Gloria and a group of women artists rented a cold water loft together in NYC and devoted themselves to creating new artwork that challenged conventions in visual arts, gender roles, politics and society.

Also interwoven into the film are Gloria’s paintings and rare archival photographs of other women artists, with the photographs of Fred McDarrah of the Village Voice, who documented the art scene at this time.

Women artists, the unsung heroines of Abstract Expressionism left an indelible mark in mid-20th century Manhattan, yet their oeuvre is relatively unknown. Although their contemporaries, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning may be more familiar names, Art as Action aims to give women artists their due and fills a critical gap in the history of American Art's seminal movement."

-Polly Guerin
Author and Journalist
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"It is fantastic. At the end, facing an open canvas with all that has gone before destroyed. It is the modern crisis. It is the crucible of freedom. It is a stunning expression of the world your mom was swept into and found her voice within. You are documenting the tragedy of modernism and its transformation through her story."

-Peter Block 
Author and Activist
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The Denver Art Museum Honors Women Abstract Expressionists

Inspired by the film Art as Action The Denver Art Museum commissioned Andrea Torrice to capture the stories on video of some of the women abex artists. Working with Denver Art Museum Curator of Modern Art Gwen Chanzit, Andrea Torrice and crew filmed painter Mary Abbott at her studio in Southampton, NY.

Helen Harrison, Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs, NY also discussed the work and life of Lee Krasner.

The Denver Art Museum will be presenting a major retrospective of Women abex artists in 2016. Pending funding, Torrice hopes to produce a new documentary film about the important work and role these women played in American Art.