GAVLAK Los Angeles is pleased to present “Nasty Women,” a sprawling group exhibition which opened on October 31, 2020. It will remain on view until December 12, 2020. Situated amongst two separate historical moments, Nasty Women commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the 19th amendment’s ratification, guaranteeing women’s suffrage in the United States.

The exhibition will also coincide with the 2020 presidential election and act as a defiant gesture of solidarity amongst LGBTQ+ and women artists who feel their rights may be under threat due to the loss of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Artists include:Candida Alvarez, Lisa Ann Auerbach, Delia Brown, Karen Carson, Gisela Colón, Jenny Holzer, Ebony Patterson, Trulee Hall, and many more.

In tandem with the artworks presented in the exhibition, an interactive reading room, following all health and safety guidelines and curated by Sarah Gavlak, will be situated at the center of the gallery. Available literature and essays will span critical feminist theory, art history, politics and philosophy. These texts–similar to the artworks included in Nasty Women–will encompass a range of voices and perspectives, with authors ranging from Linda Nochlin to Legacy Russell.

On view: October 31 – December 12, 2020; For more information please contact

What:  “Nasty Women”
Where: GAVLAK Los Angeles, 1700 S Santa Fe Ave #440, Los Angeles, CA 90021
When: October 31 – December 12, 2020; 10am – 6pm