Details:

This painting depicts the artist's beloved cat Queenie peering out from a vase of flowers. In this work, the artist's two muses—her cat and flowers—come together, creating a composition that reveals something personal about the painter.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Queenie Emerging

This painting depicts the artist's beloved cat Queenie peering out from a vase of flowers. In this work, the artist's two muses—her cat and flowers—come together, creating a composition that reveals something personal about the painter.

Sullivan's painting practice evolved out of her work in autobiographical performance and video. The artist's work is a visual manifestation of her psyche, and her paintings serve simultaneously as a diary, a form of psychoanalysis, and an emotional and spiritual exploration of the quotidian aspects of daily life. Sullivan's compositions employ exuberant color and expressive mark-making to transform the personal into the universal.

Sullivan's recent paintings frequently employ fluid watercolors and ink drawings; the artist considers the creation of these works a meditative process. Through her physical manipulation of her materials, Sullivan becomes fully present with her immediate surroundings—flowers, her cat, the kitchen table and other household items, objects, scenes and memories. All of these objects become vessels for feeling and symbolic meaning in the artist's work.

Specs:

20 inches
25 inches

③ Artist:

Jennifer Sullivan

Jennifer Sullivan’s diaristic paintings are a form of psychoanalysis—as well as an emotional and spiritual exploration of the quotidian aspects of daily life. The artist’s work in painting evolved out of her work in autobiographical performance and video. Featuring exuberant color and expressive mark-making, Sullivan’s compositions are manifestations of her psyche that transform the personal into the universal.

Jennifer Sullivan:
Queenie Emerging, 2022
Oil on canvas
25.0 × 20.0 inches /