About the Work
Inspired by the specific type of curated glamour found in American print catalogs and strip mall portrait studios, Becky Kolsrud mines found photographs for the anonymous subjects featured in her paintings. The women are typically either engulfed in sublimely expansive landscapes or partially camouflaged by a distinct diamond pattern resembling a fence, which both traps and protects its characters in their 2D world. These flexibly ambiguous narratives heighten Kolsrud's figures existence as Women in the archetypal sense; simultaneously at one with and separate from nature; encumbered yet liberated; the victims and controllers of the gaze. By employing barriers as a motif, Kolsrud explores the externally imposed structures that prevent women from being the recipients of an unobstructed gaze. From a purely formal perspective, Kolsrud successfully navigates the overlap between abstraction and representation. In Blue/Red Gate, pairs of eyes peer, glare, and sneer from beyond their electric hued barricade while faces are obscured, the result a piling of imagined women grounded in reality.
Becky Kolsrud (b. 1984, Los Angeles) has held solo exhibitions at Morán Morán (Los Angeles), Make Room LA, Tif Sigrids (Athens, GA), and Karma (New York), among others. Select group exhibitions include presentations at Nino Mier Gallery (Los Angeles) curated by Olivier Zahm, Fredericks & Freiser (New York), Peter Blum Gallery (New York), Rental Gallery, (East Hampton), Magenta Plains (New York), Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco), Foxy Production (New York), Maccarone (New York), Capital (San Francisco), Brand New Gallery (Milan), Inman Gallery (Houston), Public Access Gallery (Chicago), Galerie Lefebvre (Paris) and 356 S. Misson Rd (Los Angeles). Kolsrud has been mentioned in Modern Painters, The New York Times, Cultered Magazine, Double Magazine, L.A. Weekly, Artnet, and Mousse Magazine. Kolsrud lives and works in Los Angeles.
Authentication & Resale
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Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
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Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
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