Details:

This drawing depicts two female figures seated comfortably in conversation. In this composition, the artist explores an existence hovering between physical and spiritual realms in this woman-centered world. The fluid and feminine forms that adapt and plant themselves firmly in this composition represent a restorative environment of love ripe for new growth and possibility.
Unframed
Signed verso
Available until 3:00 PM, Jul 11, 2024.

① Artwork:

Close Proximity

This drawing depicts two female figures seated comfortably in conversation. In this composition, the artist explores an existence hovering between physical and spiritual realms in this woman-centered world. The fluid and feminine forms that adapt and plant themselves firmly in this composition represent a restorative environment of love ripe for new growth and possibility.

Lydia Baker’s work depicts surreal and symbolic dreamscapes where two female protagonists explore time, memory, and desire to find respite in a romantic and spiritual connection. Their environments mirror the internal cycles of the female body with their fluid and feminine undulating peaks, deep crevices, and pools of water. Lovingly rendered in colored pencil, each drawing creates a women-centered world where the complexities of human interiority get interpreted through utopic fantasy.

Specs:

16 inches
16 inches

③ Artist:

Lydia Baker

Lydia Baker’s work depicts surreal and symbolic dreamscapes where two female protagonists explore time, memory, and desire to find respite in a romantic and spiritual connection. Their environments mirror the internal cycles of the female body with their fluid and feminine undulating peaks, deep crevices, and pools of water. Lovingly rendered in colored pencil, each drawing creates a women-centered world where the complexities of human interiority get interpreted through utopic fantasy.

Lydia Baker was born in 1990 in Richmond, VA, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA in Communication Arts & Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 2013 and an MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Arts in New York, NY in 2020.

Baker has shown her drawings at Massey Klein Gallery in New York, NY; Trotter&Sholer in New York, NY; Fortnight Institute in New York, NY; and Wilder Gallery in London, UK.

Her work has been featured in publications such as The Wick, West Branch, New American Paintings, Artnet, Juxtapoz, Art Maze, and Artsy.

Baker was a recipient of NYFA’s City Artist Corps Grant, R&F Paint’s Art Heals Grant, and the Post-Graduate Chubb Fellowship. She’s been awarded residencies at Sugarlift Gallery, the Saltonstall Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center.

Lydia Baker:
Close Proximity, 2023
Colored pencil and wax pastel on paper
16.0 × 16.0 inches /