MICKALENE THOMAS, LA LEÇON D’AMOUR, 2008. © MICKALENE THOMAS. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST; LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK AND HONG KONG; AND ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK.
Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA - To Sep 30
In a follow-up to her extraordinary appearance in Seattle Art Museum’s recent show Figuring History, leading younger African American painter Mickalene Thomas dis-plays photo setups, installations, photographs, prints, collages and videos, all related to her large-scale paintings. Toying with art history, as in the reclining nudes of Ingres and Manet, Thomas honors the models as inspirations and as members of her inti-mate community. Related photos by 15 other artists are included by Thomas.