This week’s gallery picks feature portraiture in the exploration of identity.
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1. Ramon Maiden’s “Turbo Faith, Ladies Of The Night & Dandy Delinquents” celebrates Barcelona’s junkies (‘kinki’s’); the authentic junkies, the one’s that truly had nothing to live for at Stolenspace
2. Rina Banerjee’s work investigates the possibilities of cultural identity; its relics, how we identify ourselves, and how that perception changes through the eyes of others at Jacob Lewis Gallery
3. Jouissance will feature new paintings made on found bed sheets, pillows, and curtains. Maslansky renders his images of anonymous figures in various states of undress and sexually charged activities in such a way that allows psychological and emotional readings of the found images he works from at Honor Fraser
4. The works presented in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture at Brooklyn Museum
5. Known for her frank and revealing representations of the issues surrounding identity, Lucy Jones’ paintings address conventional notions of femininity, aging and disability, through her close observation of the self at Flowers Gallery
6. Tali Lennox’s Layers of Life is a reaction to the phenomena of social media, “selfies”, and casual narcissism at Catherine Ahnell Gallery