AboutKira Nam Greene’s work explores female sexuality, desire and control through figure and food still-life paintings, surrounded by complex patterns. Imbuing the feminist legacies of Pattern and Decoration Movement with transnational, multicultural motifs, Greene creates colorful paintings that are unique combinations of realism and abstraction, employing diverse media such as oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor and colored pencil. Combining Pop Art tropes and transnationalism, she also examines the politics of food through the depiction of brand name food products, or junk food. Recently, Greene started a figurative painting series titled “Tribal Council.” Spurred by the 2016 Presidential Election, Women’s March, #metoo movement and ensuing crisis of conscience, this new body of work aspires to present the power of collective action by women.
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This winter New York museums seem to have many interesting retrospectives of contemporary artists, and two of the best are Mike Kelley at MoMA PS1 and Isa Genzken: Retrospective at MoMA. The recent suicide of Mike Kelley (1954 -2012) was … Continue reading
As I occasionally do, I have translated yesterday’s blog post on Matisse exhibition in French for my ongoing study of the language. I want to thank Thomas for looking over grammatical mistakes. Pour les nombreux amateurs d’art, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) … Continue reading
Cindy Sherman’s retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art traces this American photographer’s entire career, from her early experiments as a student in Buffalo in the mid-1970s to a recent large-scale photographic mural (photo). Included are some of the artist’s groundbreaking … Continue reading
I went to see Alexander McQueen’s very popular posthumous exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called Savage Beauty. The wait to get in the exhibition is always at least 30 minutes, and once you are in the exhibition hall … Continue reading