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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I attended Open Engagement Conference, a three day international conference on socially relevant art making on the weekend of May 17 and wrote a little review for Temporary Art Review. Here is a direct link to the article, but I … Continue reading
This has been an unusual week here in New York City. After much fanfare and warnings of the imminent arrival of Frankenstorm by news media, Hurricane (or post-tropical storm) Sandy arrived on Monday night on schedule as advertised. Jaded by … Continue reading
Les Etats-Unis n’ont pas un système de classe. C’est une chose européenne, non? Mon dernier voyage à Los Angeles m’a fait penser à l’idée (en vogue récemment au sein de la droite et de la gauche) de la guerre des … Continue reading