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 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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Finally! The nice summer weather is here: sunny, warm and not so humid. It is time to get out and catch all the good shows that will be closing next week or so. For this post, I combined galleries in … Continue reading
Another monthly gallery stroll through some Chelsea galleries last week. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of interesting shows, and especially some good painting shows. First, practically everyone has been raving about Mark Grotjahn‘s exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, … Continue reading