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.
Artist Discussion – Tickets
Thursday, Sept 28, 2017
Lois Chiles Studio Theater
Location: Rice University
6100 Main St, MS-480
Houston, TX 77005-1827
Time: September 28, 2017-January 13, 2018