Galerie Neu is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by the New York based artist Anne Collier. This will be Collier’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Collier’s exhibition focuses on her ongoing series ‘Woman Crying (Comic)’ and ‘Tear (Comic)’: each based on imagery sourced from American romance comic books published between the1950s and the 1980s. Exclusively marketed to an adolescent female readership, the comic books’ clichéd narratives paradoxically served to reinforce the notion of a subservient and eternally suffering female subject. Self-consciously acknowledging the early work of Roy Lichtenstein and the subsequent revisions of Lichtenstein’s iconography by both Richard Hamilton and Sturtevant as departure points, Collier’s ‘Woman Crying (Comic)’ and ‘Tear (Comic)’ consist of greatly enlarged and isolated images of women’s tear-filled eyes and graphic depictions of individual tears.