Tamika sur une chaise longue avec Monet, 2012, Rhinestones, acrylic, oil and enamel on wood panel, 108 x 144 inches. Mickalene Thomas
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Mickalene Thomas; Waiting on a Prime-Time Star- Moody Center for the Arts- Sept 28-2017-Jan 13, 2018


Image: Tamika sur une chaise longue avec Monet, 2012, Rhinestones, acrylic, oil and enamel on wood panel, 108 x 144 inches. Mickalene Thomas

 

Mickalene Thomas: Waiting on a Prime-Time Star features paintings, photographs, collages, prints, and mixed-media works that explore the artist’s complex vision of female sexuality, identity, and power. Thomas’s portraits, landscapes, and interiors examine how women are represented in art and popular culture and confront our assumptions about what defines the female experience in the 21st century.

Thomas’s work draws on her close study of art history and the classical genres of portraiture. Inspired by diverse sources from Romane Bearden, Édouard Manet, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, and Henri Matisse to contemporary film, fashion, and popular culture, Thomas challenges notions of femininity from a contemporary perspective. By modeling her figures and interiors on classically modern works, she claims agency for women who have historically been subjugated.

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Artist Discussion  – Tickets

Thursday, Sept 28, 2017

6:00-7:00pm

Lois Chiles Studio Theater

Exhibition

Location: Rice University

6100 Main St, MS-480

Houston, TX 77005-1827

Time: September 28, 2017-January 13, 2018

7:00-9:00 pm

 

 

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