There is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.
-Octavia E. Butler, epigram for unpublished work in progress, Parable of the Trickster
New Suns is conceived as an incomplete survey of recent paintings by artists who radically reimagine the formal and conceptual boundaries of the medium. Informed by the reemergence of genre-specific painting exhibitions, New Suns proposes that the work of this diverse, international group of women forms a constellation that is decentered and provides space for multiple subjectivities. The artists included in the exhibition site their practices in the language of portraiture, landscape, abstraction, pattern and decoration, graphic design, sculpture, installation, and performance, to give new insights into the language of painting in the 21st century. At the core of their investigations is a concern with the body, the politics of representation, and the spatial sensibilities of the pictorial plane. Drawing on fantasy, history, and memory, their formal compositions shape ideas about the world that challenge art historical narratives and technical approaches. The artists each craft independent vocabularies with their own gravitational pull that point toward possibilities that only they could imagine.
Featuring works by: Jenny Gaglka, Sherin Guirguis, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Nasim Hantehzadeh, Pearl C. Hsiung, Tomashi Jackson, Gabriella Sanchez, and Liat Yossifor