Leonhard Hurzlmeier “All New Women”
[Image: Leonhard Hurzlmeier "Robber Baroness" (2016-2017) oil on canvas, 63 x 47 1/4 in.]
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In his first solo exhibition within the United States, Leonhard Hurzlmeier continues his painterly examination of women and women’s portraits. Under the title All New Women, he presents a selection of paintings dealing with women’s different social roles, and thus expands his thematic repertoire, which up to now has mostly been devoted to the everyday, as shown in New Women (Hubert Burda Media, Munich, DE, 2013) and Latest Women (Galerie Jo van de Loo, Munich, DE, 2015). In All New Women, a young woman on a bicycle kisses a feminist, flag-wielding demonstrator in rubber boots, while another clever jewel theif confronts a sadistic prison guard. A muscular, ragged bandy player encounters a woman in yoga position, which stretches her belly, legs, buttocks in round circular shapes.
Erotically charged images of femininity unfold in a spectrum of social realities which, not least due to the portrait of a blond man, reminiscent of Donald Trump, reflects a contemporary panorama of gender constellations. The scenes portrayed with wit and cleverly concise absurdity are less the result of a voyeuristic perspective than an attention to self-representations, roles, fantasies, and desires in everyday life, and which naturally includes the (visual) relationship between man and woman.
from February 24, 2017 to April 23, 2017
Opening Reception on 2017-02-24 from 18:00 to 20:00