Opening Vernissage for Betty Tomkins' "Women Words, Phrases, and Stories" @ The Flag Art Foundation

Betty Tompkins' exhibition Women Words, Phrases, and Stories marks the first comprehensive presentation of 1,000 intimately-scaled, hand-painted works, each of which features a word or words used to describe women. The language in the exhibition ranges from flirtatious to derogatory, and emanates from Tompkins's career-long commitment to challenge the representation of female identity, the politics of pleasure, and the role of sexuality in contemporary culture. Betty Tomkin's "Women Words, Phrases, and Stories" will be on view until May 14 at the Flag Art Foundation, 545 West 25th Street, New York. photographs by Scout Maceachron