Sunday, November 11, 2007

Angela Grossmann: Swagger

Angela Grossmann: Swagger at Diane Farris Gallery. "...Wielding boxing gloves and posing with bravado, Grossmann’s young men gaze at the viewer assuredly. Their soft features, wide eyes and mischievous grins belie their awkwardness. Grossmann’s expressive, gestural strokes infuse her paintings with a playfulness that gently draws us in, but simultaneously make it clear that overt displays of charm mixed with aggression are learned – learned and celebrated in an increasingly aggressive society that demarcates male characteristics as powerful, strong and unabashedly fierce."


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