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Elizabeth Malaska: All Be Your Mirror

Nov 17 2023 – Jun 16 2024

Seattle Art Museum

Third Floor Galleries

This solo exhibition celebrates Portland artist Elizabeth Malaska, the winner of the 2022 Betty Bowen Award, SAM’s annual award honoring a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work.

Malaska’s grand tableaux respond to a history of Western painting and power dynamics that often assigns women the roles of submissive accessories. In search of more potent and less pleasing feminine subjects, her tour de force paintings unpack historical genres—such as the reclining nude—and offer up challenging and introspective visions.

Image: The Doorway, 2023, Elizabeth Malaska, oil, flashe and pencil on canvas over panel, 80 x 66 in., Courtesy of the artist

Seattle Art Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. We honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future.

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