Engender - Dujour

Engender - Dujour

As Hollywood continues to reckon with widespread allegations of sexual assault and toxic masculinity, L.A.’s art scene has offered some solace in the form of the binary-smashing exhibit “Engender.” The show, which opened at Kohn Gallery this weekend, attracted a tide of progressive arts patrons, including actress and survivor Rose McGowan, who is currently leading the charge against Harvey Weinstein and gendered power dynamics in the industry.

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Engender - Blouin Artinfo

Engender - Blouin Artinfo

“Engender” is a group exhibition featuring seventeen contemporary artists who are revolutionizing the way one visualizes conventional gender as exclusively male or female. Through painting, a medium that has traditionally embraced this binary, these artists are pushing the genre in new, unprecedented directions, challenging the ways in which paintings can be used to deconstruct and rewrite conventional notions of personal identity.

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Engender - Whitewall

Engender - Whitewall

“Engender” opened this week at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. The group show is curated by Joshua Friedman, and investigates the way gender is explored in painting by 17 contemporary artists. The medium has traditionally approached male and female as a binary. Today, that’s being challenged by artists like Hernan Bas, Natalie Frank, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Nicole Eisenman, and more. Whitewallspoke with Friedman about the exhibition, on view through January 13, 2018.

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Engender - Los Angeles Times

Engender - Los Angeles Times

“Engender,” at Kohn Gallery. A new group show looks at the ways in which 17 contemporary artists are approaching the topic of gender through painting, picking apart the idea of the binary in ways that are figurative, expressive and abstract. This includes works by figures such as Hernan Bas, Tschabalala Self, Mequitta Ahuja and Nathaniel Mary Quinn.

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Engender - Artnet

Engender - Artnet

The 17 painters included in “Engender,” a show at Los Angeles’s Kohn Gallery, aim to tackle these questions. The artists, ranging from well-known figures like Nicole Eisenmanand Hernan Bas to rising stars like Firelei Báez and Tschabalala Self, contribute to a conversation about how to expand and deconstruct the visual language of gender identity.

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Engender - Untitled

Engender - Untitled

Gender is a constantly shifting, mutating, and expanding concept. How do you tackle something constantly in flux, shifting in perceptions and expectations? A few recent exhibitions have seen the art world take on gender, particularly “Trigger: Gender as a Weapon and as a Tool” at the New Museum.

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Engender - Juxtapoz

Engender - Juxtapoz

Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles recently announced their upcoming Fall exhibition, Engender, focusing on male and female gender classifications. Through works by seventeen contemporary artists the show will examine this timely topic attempting to revolutionizing the way we visualize conventional gender as exclusively male or female.

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Engender - The Seventh Wave

Engender - The Seventh Wave

Some social justice warriors wield brushes. The Kohn Gallery’s latest exhibition, Engender, features 17 contemporary artists who are approaching a study of gender binaries through the classical form of painting. Much of today’s dialogue surrounding equality and acceptance involves the dissolution of strict binaries, and Engender‘s artists are adding a much-needed layer of contemplation to the ongoing conversation about what it means to challenge labels of being.

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Engender - Forbes

Engender - Forbes

Many artists, stuck glamorizing the “starving artist” cliché they’ve been conditioned to revere, come off as uncomfortable with success or, worse, ungrateful. This is not the case with painter and contemporary artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn. In his work and his life, Quinn recognizes that every individual is comprised of a multitude of layered life experiences. 

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Engender - American Diversity Report

Engender - American Diversity Report

Kohn Gallery presents Engender, a group exhibition featuring  contemporary artists who are revolutionizing the way we visualize conventional gender as exclusively male or female. Established in 1985, the Kohn Gallery has presented historically significant exhibitions in Los Angeles alongside exciting contemporary artists, creating meaningful contexts to establish links to a greater art historical continuum.

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Kohn Gallery - New York Times

Kohn Gallery - New York Times

There couldn’t be a much prettier place for an art fair: the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais, two Beaux-Arts palace-museums built for the 1900 Universal Exposition, royally nodding to each other across the grandeur of Avenue Winston Churchill (formerly Avenue Nicolas II), at the foot of Pont Alexandre III. FIAC — the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain — brings a huge array of contemporary and modern art to this corner every fall, yet the event keeps expanding around the city

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