Thursday, April 16, 2009

Moth Girl, by Gregory Grenon

Moth Girl, by Gregory Grenon, hangs in the Northwest Gallery. It is made of oil on plexiglass, and is one of a number of pieces he's made of women, to me they all look like they could be related. As if they are one type, like a family of prehistoric girls, almost neanderthals, in the way they are crudely primitive. The reverse glass painting method he uses isn't new, it is revived from the Bavarian technique from the 15th century. Always interested in painting women, Grenon says he has moved from the face, to the figure to the hands. He also says he paints women because they have a beauty and power that men do not have...I have to agree with him there.

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