Details:

The artist made this painting on paper with sponges and her hands on the floor, giving it a feeling of immediacy and defying gravity. The marks are intentionally direct and unembellished—rudimentary in appearance—but offer a false sense of being made casually. In this series, Annette Wehrhahn searches for images through her process rather than constructing a pre-planned image. Ultimately, she wants her paintings to feel lived-in, surprising, and unexpectedly alluring.
Framed: 35.5 x 23.2 x 1.5 in.
Signed on verso
Available until 12:00 PM, Sep 27, 2023.

① Artwork:

Her Lady

The artist made this painting on paper with sponges and her hands on the floor, giving it a feeling of immediacy and defying gravity. The marks are intentionally direct and unembellished—rudimentary in appearance—but offer a false sense of being made casually. In this series, Annette Wehrhahn searches for images through her process rather than constructing a pre-planned image. Ultimately, she wants her paintings to feel lived-in, surprising, and unexpectedly alluring.

Wehrhahn uses her imagination to inventory human fragments that speak to her physical experience: eyes, breasts, feet, hands, a uterus, and a high-heeled foot. Her unexpected arrangements of these familiar parts are comical and surreal but also speak to the awkward sensibility of our fleshy forms.

Specs:

22.5 inches
30.5 inches
with frame
23.25 inches
35.5 inches
1.5 inches
35.5 inches

③ Artist:

Annette Wehrhahn

Wehrhahn uses her imagination to inventory human fragments that speak to her physical experience: eyes, breasts, feet, hands, a uterus, and a high-heeled foot. Her unexpected arrangements of these familiar parts are comical and surreal but also speak to the awkward sensibility of our fleshy forms.

Annette Wehrhahn lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA in Painting from Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, NY (2006), and her BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI (1999).

Wehrhahn has mounted solo exhibitions at Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton, NY (2022); Soloway Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (2021); and Safe Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (2016).

Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions such as The Deep End at Canada in East Hampton, NY (2022); Temporary Island at EFA Project Space in New York City, NY (2019); and Feed the Meter Vol. II at Ceysson & Bénétière in New York City, NY (2017).

Annette Wehrhahn:
Her Lady, 2022
Watercolor on paper
30.5 × 22.5 inches /