5 Women
Shelley Adler

9 March – 1 April, 2017

In her latest body of work, Adler thoughtfully paired down her subjects – as the title suggests – to five women. Paintings of her daughter, Zoe, who has been a consistent muse to Adler for several years, and three models complete the exhibition with the exception of a single self-portrait. Adler has always been interested in the politics of portraiture while simultaneously being a participant. Here she investigates the complex relationships and connections between artist and sitter. Spending more time with fewer women enabled Adler to engage with her subjects in an unprecedented way, resulting in some of her most confident and least idealized portraits of women to date.