Seeing Other People, a group exhibition curated by Jessica Baran, considers the rhetoric of the constructed self as it is shaped by the act of gazing or being gazed upon. By pairing three historical paintings of women by men with contemporary portraits of women predominantly by women, the exhibit takes as its point of departure the notion that both reading and authoring representational images is a form of feminist resistance.
The show features artwork by five emerging artists – Jess T. Dugan, Yvonne Osei, Catalina Ouyang, Katherine Simóne Reynolds and Krista Valdez – alongside Genieve Figgis, Ayana V. Jackson, Joe Jones, Aïda Ruilova, Cindy Sherman, Bert Stern, Mickalene Thomas, Édouard Vuillard and Lynette Yiadom- Boakye.
Seeing Other People includes a reading and listening room for the public to engage, composed of books and vinyl LP’s that speak to the theme of female self-representation, and will be on view through Saturday, June 9th, 2018.
An affiliate of Barrett Barrera Projects