A NEW SUBJECTIVITY: FIGURATIVE PAINTING AFTER 2000
Curated by Jason Stopa

February 24–April 12, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23, 6–8 PM

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10011
212.647.7778
exhibits@pratt.edu

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.

Artists:
Gina Beavers
Katherine Bernhardt
Katherine Bradford
Jackie Gendel
Liz Markus
Rose Wylie

IN CONVERSATION: JASON STOPA, CURATOR, “A NEW SUBJECTIVITY: FIGURATIVE PAINTING AFTER 2000,” WITH ARTISTS KATHERINE BRADFORD AND JACKIE GENDEL.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
6:30 PM

Location: Room 213, adjacent to Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd floor

In conjunction with A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting after 2000, an exhibition composed entirely of paintings by women that attempts to categorize Expressionism in new terms. At the Pratt Manhattan Gallery through April 12.

Jason Stopa is a painter and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He received his B.F.A. from Indiana University and his M.F.A. from Pratt Institute. He is a contributing writer to Art in America, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail. He teaches at Pratt Institute and the School of Visual Arts and edits for a scholarly journal at Columbia University.

Katherine Bradford is a master of surface and the tactile qualities of paint. Her intimate paintings usually depict archetypical subjects and figures that serve as hypnotic symbols of the human experience. She has had recent exhibitions at Sperone Westwater Gallery and CANADA (both in New? York). Broadly recognized for her achievements, she has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, Pollock-Krasner grant, and two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York.

Jackie Gendel references figures, particularly depictions of women, from art history that range from the Renaissance to Matisse ?and de Kooning. She works in an Expressionistic style with thin paint that is reliant on line and expert draftsmanship. Gendel has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, with one-person shows?at Thomas Erben Gallery and Jeff Bailey Gallery (both in New York). The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded her an Academy Award in 2007.

The event and exhibition are free and open to the public.