Women Painting Women at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Women Portray Girls is a thematic exhibition that includes 46 female artists who pick out women as subject matter make a difference in their performs. This group show presented by The Modern day Art Museum of Fort Worth includes close to 50 evocative portraits that span the late 1960s to the existing. The exhibition was curated by Andrea Karnes, chief curator.

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Intercontinental in scope, Ladies Portray Females recognizes woman perspectives that have been underrepresented in the history of postwar figuration. Portray is the concentrate of the exhibition, as traditionally it has been a privileged medium for portraiture, significantly for white male artists. The artists in this article use painting and females as topic matter as autos for modify and selection from early trailblazers like Alice Neel and Emma Amos to emerging artists these as Jordan Casteel and Apolonia Sokol. I’m happy to share that Christiane Lyons earlier highlighted on the The Curious Frenchy, is among the the picked artists!

Some, this sort of as Jenny Saville, do the job on large canvases, making pictures that dwarf the room all over them, while other folks, which includes Somaya Critchlow, paint on a modest scale that invitations shut viewing. All location women—their bodies, gestures, and individuality—at the forefront. 

4 themes trend in the works provided in Women Painting Women of all ages: The Overall body, Nature Personified, Color as Portrait, and Selfhood. Via these themes, the artists conceive new techniques to activate and elaborate on the portrayal of gals. Replete with complexities, realness, abjection, magnificence, problems, 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 female and how it has progressed.

Catalogue of the exhibition

artists incorporated in the exhibit

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 well Stevens, Claire Tabouret, Mickalene Thomas, Nicola Tyson, Lisa Yuskavage.

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