The Galerie St. Etienne is pleased to present the online-only group exhibition, Transitional Positions. Guest curated by Eric Fischl, the show features works by the gallery’s mainstay German and Austrian Expressionists, alongside contemporary female masters of figurative painting.
Divided into four themes—The Circus of Life, Portraits: Self & Other, The Female Body and Family: Mother & Child—the show include works by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Gustav Klimt, Käthe Kollwitz, Egon Schiele and others who were responding to the radical upheavals of the early twentieth century.
Fischl invited Ellen Berkenblit, Angela Dufresne, Nicole Eisenman, Tracey Emin, Sullivan Giles, Chantal Joffe, Gladys Nilsson, Jennifer Packer, Ellen Phelan, Jenny Saville and Joan Semmel to pick an Expressionist work, pair it with one of their own, and comment on their relationship to the piece.
Transitional Positions explores states of uncertainty: the uncomfortable yet bracing recognition that what once was accepted as a given no longer exists–and that the future is ours for the making.
July 7 through September 11, 2020