Tuesday, September 13th, 6:30pm


$5 suggested donation

Kira Nam Greene’s work explores female sexuality, desire and control through lush still-life paintings of food, surrounded by complex patterns and abstract designs. Imbuing the feminist legacies of Pattern and Decoration Movement with transnational/multicultural patterns, Greene creates colorful paintings that are unique combinations of realism and abstraction, employing diverse media such as oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor and colored pencil. More recently, Greene’s interest in food has expanded into examining ethical aspects of modern food consumption and the proliferation of advertising imagery on our visual culture in a series of paintings of mass produced and brand name food products. In this latest series, Greene combines typical Pop Art tropes with global motifs, subverting the marketing slogans out of context among highly crafted patterns rooted in older cultural traditions.

Trestle Gallery
168 7th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Contact: [718] 858 9069

Image: Spam, Spam, Egg, Spam, Rice and Spam, Watercolor, gouache and colored pencil on paper mounted on panel, 45 x 30 inches, 2016