Simon Lee Gallery紐約將於2020年3月4日開幕Mira Dancy，France-Lise McGurn和Clare Woods的聯展。展覽的主題是以非傳統的方式展示人體，探索有關性別，性，社會和政治的當代問題，便應對一直以來在歷史存在漫長的男性凝視問題。描畫順從女性的身體是藝術歷史最可識別的主題之一。三位藝術家透過不同方式針對這個慣例。將人體呈現出占主導地位，脆弱，嬉戲甚至雌雄同體的一面，使他們恢復代理感，並且重新語境化這個現象。
Simon Lee Gallery, New York, is pleased to announce a group exhibition featuring new works by Mira Dancy, France-Lise McGurn, and Clare Woods. Connected through an interest in figurative representation, the exhibition brings together three artists who present the body in unconventional ways, each exploring contemporary issues surrounding gender, sexuality, society and politics, as well as addressing the long and problematic history of the male gaze. The submissive female subject typically depicted reclining, seated or kneeling, is one of the most recognizable motifs in art history. As seen in this exhibition, Dancy, McGurn, and Woods respond to this convention through disparate methods presenting the figure as alternatively dominant, vulnerable, playful, or even androgynous, restoring to their subjects a sense of agency and recontextualizing the trope for our contemporary moment.
New York-based artist Mira Dancy’s practice often directly references the poses and gestures of 19th century figurative painting, reclaiming the female subject as part of a confrontational oeuvre that simultaneously investigates the aesthetics of advertising and #Girlboss-style feminism.
UK-based artist Clare Woods destabilizes the canonical notion of an idealized model. Her use of figuration stems from a preoccupation with the fallible quality of the body–its inclination toward weakness, illness, even death. A sense of alienation from the corporeal form pervades her work, as does a particular form of estrangement, emphasized by her use of brightly coloured abstraction and compositional distortions.
If Woods’s works are rooted in source imagery and the realities of the body, Glaswegian artist France-Lise McGurn’s works feature figures that spring from the artist’s imagination. Employing ecstatic brushwork and bright, bold colors, McGurn eschews gender binaries and solitary subjects in favor of layered compositions brimming with the elegant contours of bodily forms: limbs, faces, and other sly suggestions of anatomy.
Fragmented, morphed, merged and remade, the bodies depicted by these artists push the notion of what figurative painting can be, expanding and destabilizing fixed ideas of identity and representation
Source: Simon Lee Gallery
REIMAGINING FEMALE BODIES
2020.3.4 – 4.25
Opening reception – Tuesday (3.3) 18:00 – 20:00
Opening hours – Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
Simon Lee Gallery
26 East 64th Street (Second Floor) New York NY 10065