Self-portraiture has been a ubiquitous fixture of art throughout history, but little has been open and as revealing as the work we see here. In self portraiture artists remove the psychic masks in diverse, innovative ways. Over half the artists in Inside Out are women, which speaks to one reason why psychological self-portraiture seems such an important recent trend.
Curated by Marc J. Straus with Richard Klein, Douglas F. Maxwell, and Harry Philbrick
Artists: Philip Akkerman, Robert Arneson, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Alan Belcher, Mark Berghash, Tony Bevan, Joe Cavallaro, Susanna Coffey, John Coplans, Kim Dingle, Jacqueline Donachie, Nicole Eisenman, Nancy Fried, Gisela Gamper, Baila Goldenthal, Brenda Goodman, Anne Harris, Lyle Ashton Harris, Julie Heffernan, Dennis Kardon, Rachel Lachowicz, Riva Lehrer, Robin Lowe, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sam Messer, Orlan, Tony Oursler, Rona Pondick, Alan Rath, Hope Sandrow, Kerri Scharlin, Hannah Wilke
Top image: Nancy Fried, Self with Grief, 1994.