For the fourth time, gallery Lehmann Maupin is presenting a solo exhibition by the American artist Mickalene Thomas. Known for exploring the intricacies of female beauty through painting and collage, focusing on how artifice serves both to mask and reveal the individual essence of her subjects, Thomas has created an exhibition of collages that premieres tonight at the gallery’s 26th Street location in NYC.
Tete de Femme (translated “Head of Woman”), as the exhibition is named, is good precursor of what viewers can expect: geometric cutouts are used to conceptualize the female face, which is put in focus as the body is absent in all of the works. As always, the colors are strong, vibrant and with a hint of glitter to emphasize Thomas’s play with material, line and form.
the exhibition is on display until August 8th. For more info, click here.