Women Painting Women at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Harmony Cardenas

Gals Portray Females is a thematic exhibition that includes 46 female artists who decide on women of all ages as matter make a difference in their will work. This team present presented by The Modern Artwork 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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Worldwide in scope, Women Portray Females recognizes female views that have been underrepresented in the history of postwar figuration. Portray is the aim of the exhibition, as historically it has been a privileged medium for portraiture, particularly for white male artists. The artists in this article use portray and females as subject matter make a difference as vehicles for change and variety from early trailblazers like Alice Neel and Emma Amos to rising artists these types of as Jordan Casteel and Apolonia Sokol. I’m content to share that Christiane Lyons previously featured on the The Curious Frenchy, is between the selected artists!

Some, these as Jenny Saville, get the job done on massive canvases, creating images that dwarf the room all over them, when some others, together with Somaya Critchlow, paint on a modest scale that invitations close viewing. All location women—their bodies, gestures, and individuality—at the forefront. 

Four themes development in the operates provided in Girls Portray Females: The System, Character Personified, Color as Portrait, and Selfhood. Through these themes, the artists conceive new techniques to activate and elaborate on the portrayal of gals. Replete with complexities, realness, abjection, splendor, issues, everydayness, and pleasure, the portraits in this exhibition make way for woman artists to share the phase with their male counterparts in defining the image of female and how it has progressed.

Catalogue of the exhibition

artists provided 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, Could Stevens, Claire Tabouret, Mickalene Thomas, Nicola Tyson, Lisa Yuskavage.

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