Mickalene Thomas’ Tête de Femme at Lehmann Maupin

Artwork By Mickalene Thomas | 2014

Artwork By Mickalene Thomas | 2014

Artwork By Mickalene Thomas | 2014

Artwork By Mickalene Thomas | 2014

Mickalene Thomas’ Tête de Femme at Lehmann Maupin, June 26 – August 8, 2014

Lehmann Maupin debuts Tête de Femme, a new body of work by artist Mickalene Thomas. In her fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, Thomas explores 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.

While the artist’s earlier works focused on classical depictions of the female form, primarily using powerful black women as the subjects, Tête de Femme more boldly conceptualizes female faces from collaged geometric cutouts. She relies on these shapes in the absence of glamourized female bodies placed in the highly conceptualized environments of her previous work.

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