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Oil on linen over wood panel | 2016
This series of paintings are the result of a technique Garber has invented that mimics the weaving of cloth through layered brushwork. Taking months or years to complete in many stages, the components mirror a living being, the preliminary composition a skeletal structure, the worked texture a muscular system and final coating a skin-like layer. Layers of oil paint create create subtle color shifts, the resulting work historically dense yet radiant and cerebral.
60 x 48 inches
Signed by the artist.
Helen Rebekah Garber
Helen Rebekah Garber's figurative paintings and geometric drawings have been exhibited in museums and galleries across the U.S. and internationally, including Torrence Art Museum, Zona MACO (Mexico City), Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Laguna Art Museum. Her practice revolves around ideas of feminist ideology in relation to societal attitudes on nurturing, spirituality, science and medicine. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, New American Paintings, Vice Media and the LA Times.
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