Last year I had the opportunity to see PRETTY/DIRTY at the Brooklyn Museum I had gone to the museum for something else entirely, but wandered into this show and it floored me. These large scale images eight feet, ten feet across. Paintings on Aluminum panel, photoreal based on amazingly lush and layered photographs. Video of high heeled feet smashing glass ornaments, water, paint and pearls.
There’s a lot to go into the sex positive feminism of these works, or the combining of dirty rough grit with beauty, and what beauty actually is. What our relationships are to our own sexuality the artifice of makeup and dress. I honestly should have to read more interviews and more from the artist directly but for now suffice it to say that these works are technically impressive and undeniably powerful.