Jane Irish’s work offers an archive of painterly traditions juxtaposed with horrific acts of violence driven by the moneyed class.
Pousette-Dart embraces the world without representing it.
The most shocking thing about Sarah McCoubrey’s paintings is their startling and deeply unfashionable, unapologetic beauty.
Louise Belcourt’s work has a remarkable ability to make two-dimensional paintings feel three-dimensional.
We may choose to partake of the comfort that Sarah McEneaney’s scenes of domestic tranquility have to offer. Or we may choose to probe deeper.
PHILADELPHIA — Up the stairs on the second floor of Locks Gallery, you’ll find an exhibition of landscapes. These aren’t the boring, pastoral, plein air landscapes you’ll find for sale in droves up the street in Old City.
Instead of filling the heavens with angels and Christian saints, Irish paints predominantly Rococo rooms in which the ceilings are populated with anti-war protestors, political figures such as Lyndon Johnson, and Vietnam War veterans.