November 29, 2023


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Women Painting Women at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Women Painting Women at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Ladies Painting Females is a thematic exhibition showcasing 46 female artists who opt for females as issue issue in their is effective. This group display presented by The Contemporary Artwork Museum of Fort Worth includes close to 50 evocative portraits that span the late 1960s to the current. The exhibition was curated by Andrea Karnes, main curator.

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International in scope, Women of all ages Painting Women recognizes feminine perspectives that have been underrepresented in the heritage of postwar figuration. Painting is the concentration of the exhibition, as historically it has been a privileged medium for portraiture, notably for white male artists. The artists right here use portray and women as issue make any difference as vehicles for modify and assortment from early trailblazers like Alice Neel and Emma Amos to rising artists these types of as Jordan Casteel and Apolonia Sokol. I’m delighted to share that Christiane Lyons previously featured on the The Curious Frenchy, is amongst the picked artists!

Some, these kinds of as Jenny Saville, get the job done on big canvases, making photos that dwarf the house all-around them, while others, like Somaya Critchlow, paint on a modest scale that invites shut viewing. All place women—their bodies, gestures, and individuality—at the forefront. 

Four themes craze in the works bundled in Gals Painting Females: The Human body, Mother nature Personified, Coloration as Portrait, and Selfhood. Through these themes, the artists conceive new means to activate and elaborate on the portrayal of ladies. Replete with complexities, realness, abjection, beauty, difficulties, everydayness, and pleasure, the portraits in this exhibition make way for woman artists to share the phase with their male counterparts in defining the impression of girl and how it has developed.

Catalogue of the exhibition

artists provided 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, Religion Ringgold, Deborah Roberts, Susan Rothenberg, Jenny Saville, Dana Schutz, Joan Semmel, Amy Sherald, Lorna Simpson, Arpita Singh, Sylvia Sleigh, Apolonia Sokol, May Stevens, Claire Tabouret, Mickalene Thomas, Nicola Tyson, Lisa Yuskavage.