Women Painting Women at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Females Painting Women of all ages is a thematic exhibition featuring 46 feminine artists who decide on gals as matter matter in their operates. This group present presented by The Fashionable Art Museum of Fort Worth includes close to 50 evocative portraits that span the late 1960s to the present. The exhibition was curated by Andrea Karnes, chief curator.

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International in scope, Gals Portray Women of all ages recognizes female perspectives that have been underrepresented in the historical past of postwar figuration. Painting is the aim of the exhibition, as historically it has been a privileged medium for portraiture, specially for white male artists. The artists in this article use painting and females as topic matter as automobiles for change and array from early trailblazers like Alice Neel and Emma Amos to rising artists these kinds of as Jordan Casteel and Apolonia Sokol. I’m pleased to share that Christiane Lyons formerly featured on the The Curious Frenchy, is among the the picked artists!

Some, these as Jenny Saville, function on big canvases, producing pictures that dwarf the house all over them, although many others, which includes Somaya Critchlow, paint on a modest scale that invitations shut viewing. All position women—their bodies, gestures, and individuality—at the forefront. 

4 themes pattern in the operates integrated in Ladies Painting Women: The Overall body, Mother nature Personified, Shade as Portrait, and Selfhood. Through these themes, the artists conceive new strategies to activate and elaborate on the portrayal of gals. Replete with complexities, realness, abjection, elegance, troubles, everydayness, and joy, the portraits in this exhibition make way for female artists to share the phase with their male counterparts in defining the graphic of lady and how it has advanced.

Catalogue of the exhibition

artists incorporated in the demonstrate

Rita Ackermann, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Emma Amos, María Berrío, Louise Bonnet, Lisa Brice, Joan Brown, Jordan Casteel, Somaya Critchlow, Kim Dingle, Marlene Dumas, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Nicole Eisenman, Tracey Emin, Natalie Frank,Hope Gangloff, Eunice Golden, Jenna Gribbon, Alex Heilbron, Ania Hobson, Luchita Hurtado, Chantal Joffe, Hayv Kahraman, Maria Lassnig, Christiane Lyons, Danielle Mckinney, Marilyn Minter, Alice Neel, Elizabeth Peyton, Paula Rego, Faith Ringgold, Deborah Roberts, Susan Rothenberg, Jenny Saville, Dana Schutz, Joan Semmel, Amy Sherald, Lorna Simpson, Arpita Singh, Sylvia Sleigh, Apolonia Sokol, May possibly Stevens, Claire Tabouret, Mickalene Thomas, Nicola Tyson, Lisa Yuskavage.

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