Rosson Crow, Francesca DiMattio, Mickalene Thomas: Domestic Unrest
13 March - 26 April 2014
Domestic Unrest brings together three of the most innovative female US painters working today. The exhibition will explore how Rosson Crow, Francesca DiMattio and Mickalene Thomas subvert traditional depictions of the home by challenging conventional notions of domestic space.
Merging representations of 1970s-inspired domestic space with images of black female sexuality, Mickalene Thomas draws upon Western art history to construct brightly-coloured interiors which challenge orthodox notions of beauty and femininity. Having recently partnered with Solange Knowles on the design of the musician’s new EP, Thomas will be producing a new large-scale work for the show, along with a selection of collages and photographs.
Creating hallucinatory visions of desolate, interior spaces, Rosson Crow transports the viewer to unnerving, yet strangely familiar, environments charged with psychological and historical significance. Referencing collective notions of US identity, Crow will be presenting a selection of new paintings for the show.
Francesca DiMattio fabricates confusing interior scenes by overlaying disparate, architectural forms within her work. Her paintings also propose a radical revision of art history by refusing to work within the parameters of a single style, blurring the distinction between abstraction and realism by working fluidly between the two. Currently
preparing for her forthcoming show at the Blaffer Museum in 2014, DiMattio will be presenting a new painting and a large, floor-based ceramic sculpture in the exhibition.