See: Becky Kolsrud’s Paintings Dream of a New Kind of Nude

The works are on view at JTT gallery in New York.

Becky Kolstrud, Clear Boot Diptych (2017). Image courtesy JTT.
Becky Kolstrud, Clear Boot Diptych (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolsrud

“Allegorical Nudes”
JTT, New York
October 29-December 17, 2017

 

What the Gallery Says: JTT quotes the artist: “[T]hese nudes resist the easy assignment of meaning that is characteristic of traditional allegory. They offer themselves up as potential vessels of meaning, but do not allow us to flee from the sign or image to the idea it is meant to express. Instead we are left alone with the allegorical nudes themselves—to be considered on their own terms, as opposed to as allegories for something else.”

Why It’s Worth a Look: Kolsrud’s paintings seem carefree and critical at once, not an easy combination to pull off.

What It Looks Like:

Installation view of "Becky Kolstrud: Allegorical Nudes" at JTT. Image courtesy JTT.

Installation view of “Becky Kolsrud: Allegorical Nudes” at JTT. Image courtesy JTT.

Installation view of "Becky Kolstrud: Allegorical Nudes" at JTT. Image courtesy JTT.

Installation view of “Becky Kolsrud: Allegorical Nudes” at JTT. Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolstrud, <em>Underwater Boot</em> (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolsrud, Underwater Boot (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolstrud <em>Bather in Red</em> (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolsrud Bather in Red (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolstrud, <em>Double Mountain Backdrop</em> (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolsrud, Double Mountain Backdrop (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolstrud, <em>Covered Nude</em> (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolsrud, Covered Nude (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolstrud, <em>Nude Ascending</em> (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolsrud, Nude Ascending (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolstrud, <em>Bathers with Backdrop</em> (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolsrud, Bathers with Backdrop (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

 

Becky Kolstud, <em>Three Women</em> (2017). Image courtesy JTT.

Becky Kolsrud, Three Women (2017). Image courtesy JTT.


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