Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kristen Schiele at Sloan Fine Art


Kristen Schiele makes her way back to Sloan Fine Art this month for a command performance, a new solo show entitled Electra.

"With her new body of work Elektra, Kristen Schiele continues her celebration of strong female characters and deconstruction of architectural settings. Utilizing a variety of techniques including silkscreen, painting and ink transfers, Schiele achieves a disjointed, densely layered effect, creating paintings that are at once timeless, nostalgic, fierce and contemporary. Compositions are cut apart, x-rayed and reassembled. Stages are set and cast with subjects straight from classic pulp novel and fashion magazine covers. As in her inspiration, B movie and classic horror films, the objects, patterns, costumes and characters are mythological, kitsch symbols. The final works are designed and decorated environments in which the “bad girl” clearly holds all the cards - if not a knife."

Elektra runs from April 21 to May 15, 2010
Opening reception: Wednesday, April 21st, 6 to 8 pm

Keep watching the Sloan Fine Art website for updates.

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