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Grace Weaver: O.K. / Little Sister

By: Amely Deiss (Author, Editor), Malte Lin-Kröger (Author), Kunstpalais Erlangen (Author, Editor), Malte Lin-Kroeger (Editor)

At the beginning of the 21st century, Grace Weaver (1989) breathes new life into figurative painting. Her works are abuzz with the present, graceful, sexy, contemplative, and witty. Her paintings are of subtle gestures, poses, and gazes. Situational observations of daily life conjoin with sensitive self-reflections, and bold drafts merge with a revelling chromaticity. Weaver’s young protagonists, in groups, as couples, or fully absorbed with their own ‘care of the self’, most often seem to wonder, who they actually are or want to be. For the first time, this monograph gives a survey of her stunning oeuvre.

Grace Weaver

Brooklyn-based painter Grace Weaver portrays playful scenes of stimulus-saturated modern life in a graphic style. Her subjects—often depicted at leisure and in bright shades of orange, green, and purple—have included a girl checking her cellphone at the beach, another jogging in flipflops at the park, and a couple lounging in bed holding a laptop and a hand mirror. Presenting these vignettes in a distinctive aesthetic, Weaver flattens and elongates her figures, giving them an almost cartoon-like appearance. The young painter had two breakout shows in 2015 and 2016—“Teenage Dream” at Thierry Goldberg Gallery and “Skinny Latte” at Soy Capitán—which were aptly titled with references to popular culture. –

Product Details

Hardcover160 pages

PublisherKerber Verlag (8 Jun. 2020)

Language: English and German

Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 2.54 x 30.48 cm

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