Details:

This is a portrait of novelist Zelda Fitzgerald. The work is part of a series by the artist investigating women from different moments in history through a contemporary feminist eye, highlighting those who were overtly scrutinized or sidelined.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Zelda New York

This is a portrait of novelist Zelda Fitzgerald. The work is part of a series by the artist investigating women from different moments in history through a contemporary feminist eye, highlighting those who were overtly scrutinized or sidelined. Each composition focuses on a subject who was penalized for being a talented woman occupying too much space.

Jennie Ottinger’s abstract realist paintings investigate historical events through a contemporary feminist eye. The artist's compositions feature figures at once grotesquely distorted and undeniably charming. Ottinger's work illuminates ways in which women have been misunderstood and misrepresented, controlled and scapegoated throughout history—poignantly connecting to contemporary attitudes and conditions.

Specs:

9 inches
12 inches

③ Artist:

Jennie Ottinger

Jennie Ottinger’s paintings explore how women have been mistreated, misunderstood and misrepresented throughout history. The artist creates a hierarchy of focus by rendering some of her figures in focused detail while leaving others faceless—accentuating the isolation of the main subjects. Ottinger’s abstract realist compositions feature figures both grotesquely distorted and undeniably charming.

Jennie Ottinger:
Zelda New York, 2022
Oil on panel
12.0 × 9.0 inches /