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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2013 Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds Curated by Judith Tannenbaum February 27 – April 13, 2013 OPENING: February 27, 2013, 5-8pm Wheaton’s inaugural Biennial will showcase the work of 54 artists from 19 states and one foreign country whose … Continue reading