December 9, 2022


Art Is Experience

Women Painting Women at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Gals Painting Women is a thematic exhibition featuring 46 female artists who opt for women as topic issue in their works. This group clearly show presented by The Present day Artwork 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, main curator.

Yayoi: Arrangement in Yellow Lake and Vermillon Clair, 2021 by Christiane Lyons

Global in scope, Females Portray Girls recognizes female perspectives that have been underrepresented in the background of postwar figuration. Portray is the target of the exhibition, as traditionally it has been a privileged medium for portraiture, notably for white male artists. The artists here use painting and girls as subject subject as cars for adjust and vary from early trailblazers like Alice Neel and Emma Amos to emerging artists these kinds of as Jordan Casteel and Apolonia Sokol. I’m content to share that Christiane Lyons previously highlighted on the The Curious Frenchy, is among the the chosen artists!

Some, these kinds of as Jenny Saville, work on big canvases, creating visuals that dwarf the area all-around them, when many others, like Somaya Critchlow, paint on a modest scale that invitations shut viewing. All area women—their bodies, gestures, and individuality—at the forefront. 

Four themes development in the will work included in Gals Painting Women of all ages: The System, Character Personified, Colour as Portrait, and Selfhood. By way of these themes, the artists conceive new strategies to activate and elaborate on the portrayal of girls. Replete with complexities, realness, abjection, natural beauty, problems, 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 female and how it has evolved.

Catalogue of the exhibition

artists included in the present

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.