Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tie The Temptress To The Trojan, 2016. Oil on linen, 47 1/4 × 63 1/4 in. © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Courtesy the artist; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; and Corvi-Mora, London
Join us for a family workshop offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song For A Cypher,” on view at the New Museum through September 3, 2017. Often immersed in indistinct, monochrome settings, Yiadom-Boakye’s elegant characters come to life through her bold brushwork, appearing both cavalier and nonchalant, quotidian and otherworldly. In part because they inhabit neutral spaces, her subjects’ idle, private moments provoke the imagination of viewers and remain open to a range of narratives, memories, and interpretations. Participants are welcome to drop in for an unconventional figure drawing workshop in which artists rotate in and out with models. Individuals will explore gesture drawing as both illustrator and subject, while considering the effects of body language and examining, from both sides, the relationship between an artist and her subject.
New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and twelve years, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited, and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.
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