• audrey flack, skull, grapes, photorealism

    An Expanded Portrait
    Works from the Permanent Collection

    November 20, 2022–April 2, 2023

    Audrey Flack, Wheel of Fortune, 1977-78. Acrylic and oil on canvas. 96 x 96 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel.

  • Sydney Albertini, (American, born France 1973), Primary Head Red 1 (From the Remnants Linen Series), 2017, Linen, cotton, and batting on wood base, 16 x 9 x 11 ½ inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Museum purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Carney Fund, and partial gift of the artist, 2017.18.1.

  • Leslie Wayne (German, born 1953), Twist ‘n’ Shout, 2007–08, Colored pencil and collages on Arches watercolor paper, 96 x 40 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, Gift of the artist, 2019.11.

In dialogue with Kahlo: An Expanded Body, the Museum’s collection-based exhibition An Expanded Portrait features sixteen women artists exploring self-representation and particular manners in which women experience the world. The selected works on view sew a thread between self-agency, mortality, and the charged symbolism of the female body. Formally ranging in styles from representational to stylized and abstract, and varied in content from the metaphorical to the literal, each artist presents an expanded vision of portraiture and self-portraiture. The portrayals on view present varied, diverse, and unexpected ways to ultimately reveal the person within.

This exhibition is organized by Brianna L. Hernández, Curatorial Fellow, and Kaitlin Halloran, Curatorial Assistant and Publications Coordinator.

Participating artists–An Expanded Portrait:
Mary Abbott (1921–2019)
Sydney Albertini (b.1973)
Linda K. Alpern (b.1951)
Jennifer Bartlett (1941–2022)
Audrey Flack (b. 1931)
Joan Lyons (b.1937)
Mercedes Matter (1913–2001)
Elizabeth Murray (1940–2007)
Anne Sager (b.1930)
Joan Semmel (b.1932)
Joan Snyder (b. 1940)
Cindy Sherman (b.1954)
Leslie Wayne (b.1953)
Cleonike Theodora Damianakes Wilkins (1897–1979)
Lucy Winton (b.1956)