By Christopher Harrity
Kohn Gallery's group exhibition "Engender" features 17 contemporary artist who are revolutionizing the way we visualize 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, engendering a new visual pronoun. "Engender" is beyond the binary.
"Engender" features relevant contemporary artists challenging the gender binary - including Nicole Eisenman, Hernan Bas, Firelei Báez, Christina Quarles, Tschabalala Self and Nathaniel Mary Quinn, among others.