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.
The exhibition features the following artists: Gina Beavers, Katherine Bernhardt, Katherine Bradford, Jackie Gendel, Liz Markus, and Rose Wylie. A New Subjectivity was organized in collaboration with Pratt Manhattan Gallery and curated by Jason Stopa – an artist, critic, and professor.
Following its time at the University of Arkansas, A New Subjectivity will travel to the Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, October 16 - December 15.