18 Artist Selfies That Get Under the Skin
There's nothing wrong with a flattering selfie, but what about when a self-portrait goes more than skin-deep? "Self Reflection," a new exhibition at Untitled Space in New York, gathers women artists' takes on not just their own likenesses, but also themes like gender, censorship, and sexuality. "Historically, women have used self-portraiture to address their own identity in relationship to contemporary society and social constructs," explains Indira Cesarine, who curated the exhibition with Coco Dolle. And while the show features some traditional forms — watercolors by the artist-actress Rebecca Dayan, for one, and handwoven tapestries by the Brooklyn artist Erin M. Riley — the attitude, of course, remains decidedly modern. From photos by the threeasFOUR designer Ange to digital paintings by Leah Schrager, take a look, here.