Configured: An exhibition featuring works of self-portraiture opens at Benrimon Contemporary


NEW YORK, NY.- Benrimon Contemporary presents Configured, an exhibition featuring works of self-portraiture by artists including Njideka Akunyili, William Cordova, Delphine Diallo, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Barkley L. Hendricks, Duron Jackson, Hedy Klineman, Dave McKenzie, Fahamu Pecou, Xaviera Simmons, Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry, Mickalene Thomas, Stacy Lynn Waddell and Paula Wilson. Working in a range of media including painting, photography, video, and sculpture, the artists in Configured employ a myriad of methodologies to explore manifestations of the complex terrain of identity. While they do not necessarily work exclusively in self-portraiture as a practice, all are interested in confronting conventional notions of representation, considering how a work of art might concurrently engage and resist the gaze. With works that are at turns playful or somber, the artists in