About this artwork
Artist Johansen Newman displays an image of a tattooed woman sitting alone in a tavern surrounded by men. There's a lot written in popular culture and art about the male gaze, says Johansen. In this piece, she moves the topic from the subtle to the blatant. Comfortable in her own skin and confident with her own thoughts, The woman at the bar glows in full color while the crowd of gazing men recedes in sepia tone. The painting comes with a handmade wooden frame painted brown.