Women Painting Women at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Girls Portray Women is a thematic exhibition that includes 46 woman artists who opt for girls as issue matter in their functions. This team demonstrate presented by The Modern day Art Museum of Fort Worth includes somewhere around 50 evocative portraits that span the late 1960s to the present. The exhibition was curated by Andrea Karnes, main curator.

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Global in scope, Women of all ages Painting Ladies recognizes woman views that have been underrepresented in the historical past of postwar figuration. Painting is the emphasis 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 women as subject matter as autos for alter and vary from early trailblazers like Alice Neel and Emma Amos to rising artists these types of as Jordan Casteel and Apolonia Sokol. I’m joyful to share that Christiane Lyons previously showcased on the The Curious Frenchy, is between the picked artists!

Some, these types of as Jenny Saville, operate on massive canvases, making illustrations or photos that dwarf the place all around them, whilst some others, together with Somaya Critchlow, paint on a modest scale that invites shut viewing. All location women—their bodies, gestures, and individuality—at the forefront. 

Four themes trend in the will work involved in Women Painting Ladies: The Entire body, Mother nature Personified, Colour as Portrait, and Selfhood. As a result of these themes, the artists conceive new strategies to activate and elaborate on the portrayal of women of all ages. Replete with complexities, realness, abjection, beauty, difficulties, everydayness, and joy, the portraits in this exhibition make way for female artists to share the phase with their male counterparts in defining the impression of lady and how it has advanced.

Catalogue of the exhibition

artists integrated 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 perhaps Stevens, Claire Tabouret, Mickalene Thomas, Nicola Tyson, Lisa Yuskavage.

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