Details:

This painting of an altar is both a self-portrait of sorts—made up of mementos and power objects collected by the artist over decades—and an homage to queer icons such as Judy Chicago and Tee Corinne. Bright colors, lively compositions and multiple narratives conjoin in a celebratory depiction of both bodies and altars.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Motherpiece Altar (Night)

This painting of an altar is both a self-portrait of sorts—made up of mementos and power objects collected by the artist over decades—and an homage to queer icons such as Judy Chicago and Tee Corinne. Bright colors, lively compositions and multiple narratives conjoin in a celebratory depiction of both bodies and altars. In this composition, realist techniques playfully gesture to the surface of the painting. This work is a continuation of the artist's series of trompe l’oeil altars—paintings that look like 3-dimensional works—honoring feminist and queer craft practices.

Haynes's oeuvre of non-traditional portraiture never relies on the face. The artist's work frequently explores themes of healing, trauma and self-determination.

Specs:

22 inches
28 inches

③ Artist:

Clarity Haynes

Often painting from life, Clarity Haynes’ painting practice centers on the body, queer feminist resistance and the archive. The artist’s non-traditional portraiture frequently explores the torso as a subject; her compositions never rely on the face and are frequently monumental in scale. Haynes’ work focuses on themes of healing, trauma and self-determination.

Clarity Haynes:
Motherpiece Altar (Night), 2019-2021
Oil on linen
28.0 × 22.0 inches /