Left: Katherine Bradford, “Moon Painting” (2016), acrylic on canvas 28 x 22 inches (courtesy of the artist and CANADA, New York) Right: Jackie Gendel, “Archers” (2015), oil on canvas, 70 x 72 inches (courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York)

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. The featured artists include Gina Beavers, Katherine Bernhardt, Katherine Bradford, Jackie Gendel, Liz Markus, and Rose Wylie.

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.

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, 2017; and Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, October 16 – December 15, 2017.

Curator, Jason Stopa, Visiting Assistant Professor, Fine Arts, Pratt Institute

Opening reception, Thursday, February 23, 6 – 8pm

In conversation: Jason Stopa with artists Katherine Bradford and Jackie Gendel
March 8, 6:30pm, room 213 adjacent to the gallery

A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting after 2000 continues at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery (144 West 14th Street, Second Floor, New York, NY) through April 12, 2017. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm, and Thursday until 8pm. Exhibition and events are free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit pratt.edu/exhibitions.