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Fine Arts Faculty Kira Nam Greene Presents in Solo Show

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Women in Possession of Good Fortune

November 7 – December 7, 2019

Lyons Wier Gallery

542 West 24th Street

New York, NY

Kira Nam Greene, part-time faculty at Parsons Fine Arts MFA program has a solo exhibition opening at Lyons Wier Gallery in Chelsea on November 7, 2019. Greene’s show, “Women in Possession of Good Fortune” presents a dozen portrait paintings of the painter’s women friends in creative fields. Greene depicts the human figure in a meticulously realist style at the center of the compositions, surrounding them with design elements from widely dispersed cultures as a testament to the deep history of transnational cultural exchanges. In this new series of paintings, Greene continues to explore and expand her interests in the sociopolitical arena of female identity and sexuality. The title of the exhibition refers to the opening lines of Jane Austen’s novel, “Pride and Prejudice” and alludes to both the persistence of sexist assumptions and the achievements made by women from races, ages, and sexual orientations.

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