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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Last Thursday, I took the advantage of the brilliant sunshine to walk around Chelsea galleries to see some shows. Unfortunately many galleries were closed for installation in preparation for their big shows for the upcoming Frieze week, and I will … 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
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