Artist Tabitha Vevers received her BA at Yale where she found herself in a generation of artists who for the most part plied their predictable trade of enormous paintings in shades of red, reminiscent of the post-expressionism era so notable for making artists rich and famous. She moved against the trend, however and opted to create small-scale paintings on a wide variety of materials from galvanized steel to sea shells. These pieces were made to be examined up close. At some of her shows magnifying glasses are even provided to give the viewer the power of even more up-close examination! After a closer look, one quickly comes to the realization that despite their pleasant and surreal appearances, Vevers’ work uses the strange world of surrealism presented in such an innocent manner to bring across subjects of just the opposite in a wild observance of gender and sexual undertones. A common depiction in her paintings, the siren, is a great symbol for her work as a whole. Something delicate and sweet that draws you closer and closer to find images that tantalize the senses and catch you unaware and unprepared. What do you think of Tabitha Vevers’ work? Let us know below!
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