The Untitled Space presents their latest exhibit, “EXPOSED,” which features feminist artists Grace Graupe-Pillard and Robin Tewes, who have been making portraits of America since the 70’s and 80’s. The exhibit features both historical and recent work from these artists who have an impressive history exploring feminism, voyeurism, psychology and the human condition through their work.
Grace Graupe-Pillard, who has exhibited at MoMA, Cheim & Reid, and other notable museums and exhibitions, paints larger than life realist nudes and portraits. The bareness and large scale address the imperfect human body in all of its glory. States the artist, “I metaphorically dissolve into my subjects. I am admittedly a “voyeur” in the sense that I like observing something that is considered to be private.”
Robin Tewes, whose work has been shown at the Whitney, MoMA and Smithsonian, shows paintings that explore American culture with a tendency towards surrealism. Her paintings are full of fine-tuned attention to detail, and her inclination towards the strange… words and images are hidden in places you would never notice at first glance. Her fascination for interior and exterior spaces, and the ways they mold and react with each other, evokes a sense of voyeurism extremely intimate between her work and the viewer. Tewes has also been rumored to be one of the original members of the feminist collective, the Guerrilla Girls, under the name “Alice Neel”. Graupe-Pillard memorializes her in the portrait shown within the exhibit.