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 enjoyed my visit to Keith Haring exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early career of one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century. Tracing the development of … Continue reading
Last Saturday March 31, I participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The topic, Transnationalism and Women Artists in Diaspora covered many topics including feminism, nativism, nomadic nature of artistic existence, race, colonialism, class, multiculturalism, … Continue reading