Somaya Critchlow: Xenia – Crossroads in Portrait Painting

Somaya Critchlow: Xenia – Crossroads in Portrait Painting
11 January 2020 Chloe Austin

Somaya Critchlow: Xenia – Crossroads in Portrait Painting

Exhibition News

11 January 2020, 1:01 PM

Exhibition News

Opening January 11, Somaya Critchlow will exhibit her work in Xenia: Crossroads in Portrait Painting at Marianne Boesky Gallery.

This exhibition explores the resurgence of portraiture as an incisive platform through which to consider the nature and meaning of identity. As our globalized society becomes increasingly marked by emigration, resettlement, and technological interconnectedness, so too have notions of the self become exponentially fractured and complex. Through the work of seventeen artists, Xenia: Crossroads in Portrait Painting captures the ways in which artists are leveraging the power of the portrait to express these intricacies, exposing the relationship between identity, place, and shifting social norms.

The exhibition will run from 11 January – 15 February 2020, across both of Marianne Boesky Gallery’s Chelsea locations at 507 and 509 West 24th Street.

Image © Marianne Boesky