April 15, 2024


Art Shines Through

Women Painting Women at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Women Painting Women at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Girls Portray Females is a thematic exhibition showcasing 46 female artists who decide on women as subject matter make any difference in their operates. This group clearly show offered by The Modern-day 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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Intercontinental in scope, Gals Portray Girls recognizes female views that have been underrepresented in the historical past of postwar figuration. Portray is the concentrate of the exhibition, as ordinarily it has been a privileged medium for portraiture, particularly for white male artists. The artists in this article use portray and females as issue matter as automobiles for alter and array from early trailblazers like Alice Neel and Emma Amos to emerging artists this sort of as Jordan Casteel and Apolonia Sokol. I’m delighted to share that Christiane Lyons previously highlighted on the The Curious Frenchy, is between the picked artists!

Some, these kinds of as Jenny Saville, get the job done on massive canvases, generating pictures that dwarf the room about them, although other people, which include Somaya Critchlow, paint on a modest scale that invites close viewing. All position women—their bodies, gestures, and individuality—at the forefront. 

4 themes development in the works bundled in Ladies Portray Females: The System, Character Personified, Colour as Portrait, and Selfhood. Via these themes, the artists conceive new methods to activate and elaborate on the portrayal of women of all ages. Replete with complexities, realness, abjection, splendor, complications, everydayness, and joy, the portraits in this exhibition make way for feminine artists to share the phase with their male counterparts in defining the image of lady and how it has developed.

Catalogue of the exhibition

artists included 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, Religion 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.