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Victoria Reynold's Meat Paintings.

So a spiffy chum of mine, Felix, made me aware of this artist...

Victoria Reynolds. 

She paints meat, a subject matter that has been done a bit before (says the girl whose subject matter is almost always naked women!) but I've never seen it done quite so beautifully, sensually, opulently.

I love the way she frames some of the work in the most gaudy, over-the-top frames (and want to know where she finds them!). Her work, to me, is both revolting and appealing at once. I love artwork that has this sort of push pull effect. It makes the work incredibly difficult to view, yet I find it hard to look away. I feel like I'm doing something very, very wrong by looking at it... exciting wrong, sexy wrong, but still very, very wrong. 

And I hope it's understood that coming form me, that is very high praise indeed! 

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Hmm. Why is "wrong" a compliment?

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTim

Some of that looks very tasty (if cooked properly)

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterP. Cobb

I'm intrigued by how the central painting influences my view of the frame as grotesque, suddenly the patterning seems sinuous, tendons about to snap.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Kate, yeah, I think it's especially true of the frame in this one and also this: http://www.richardhellergallery.com/dynamic/artwork_display.asp?ArtworkID=272 which I think she actually painted to suit by the look of it. It really inspire me to start thinking about frames more.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJNgaio

There is a magazine produced in SF called 'meatpaper'. You can find it at Books for Cooks on Gertrude St. Here is the website. I cannot say anything more about it, you must let it speak for itself.

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbee ess


September 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJNgaio

Most of the stuff I create is a bit "push & pull".
I know what you mean though, it's the trainwreck thing. Can't help but look even though really you don't want to.

If I see any grotesquely majestic frames, I shall let you know.

September 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucas

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