WHAT: Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting after 2000, an exhibition composed entirely of paintings by women that attempts to categorize Expressionism in new terms. Referencing cartoons, fashion spreads, and personal narratives, the artists address the fragmentation of individual subjectivity in a technological world. The new figuration is thereby performative, rather than prescriptive, and both the absurd and sincere approaches alike are embraced as subject matter by the artists in the exhibition.
A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting after 2000 was curated by Jason Stopa – an artist, critic, and visiting assistant professor of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute – and will open with a reception on the evening of February 23 and run through April 12. The featured artists include Gina Beavers, Katherine Bernhardt, Katherine Bradford, Jackie Gendel, Liz Markus, and Rose Wylie. Following its time at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, A New Subjectivity will travel to the Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas, August 16 – September 22; and Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, October 16 – December 15.