Class, tradition, gender roles, race, and celebrity take center stage in Marika Thunder’s exhibition at de boer gallery in Los Angeles
The exhibition consists of new figurative paintings continuing the artist’s practice of working with source and reference material from the artist’s own childhood.
In this exhibition, Bennetts’ presents labor intensive still life paintings of vintage consumer products.
Viewed with rose-tinted glasses and a lack of experience, romanticising about rural life can overlook a past where social norms were marked with aspects of colonialism, racism, and sexism.
Each work is an oblique comment on representations of the female gender and its objectification in our culture.
Los Angeles-based McDonell presents a suite of assemblage paintings and prints surrounding notions of the self. The title of the exhibition, Me, immediately presents the core of the work, a probe into the idea of private versus public, and the ownership of images and ideas.
Phillips’ combination of the reality of a life lived intersecting with an artist’s imagination creates a potent dialog about the current state of culture.
Baker’s hand-stitched patterning, painting, beading, and soldering create a recognizable style in rhythm with the artwork’s overall asymmetrical shape.