Sunday, January 29, 2017

I review In Lieu of Flowers by Rachel Slotnick

Check it out at Cleaver Magazine

"Her paintings have a surreal quality, the edges often blurred as one image becomes another: a beard becomes a fish, a shirt melts into the coral of the sea floor, and flowers, always flowers sprouting where they desire. “I tried to paint my grandfather,” says the speaker, “and the figure devolved into flowers.” Often the paintings also include multiple perspectives of the same central figure, reminding me conceptually more of cubism than surrealism, Picasso’s figures (of Fran├žoise Gilot, for example) often turning into flowers as well."

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