Details:

This painting depicts a woman standing on an empty beach. This figure's active posture communicates something newly activated, and is reminiscent of instructional images out of a self-help book—slightly robotic and rigid, as well as forcefully affirmative—as if she were taking her first steps toward recovery.
Unframed
Signed and dated

① Artwork:

The Next Day

This painting depicts a woman standing on an empty beach. This figure's active posture communicates something newly activated. It is a pose reminiscent of instructional images out of a self-help book—slightly robotic and rigid, as well as forcefully affirmative—as if she were taking her first steps toward recovery. This portrait's psychological progression occurs through the subject's gestures. This work reminds the viewer, albeit reluctantly, that even the most static narratives can be interrupted.

The artist's work frequently depicts figures fully embodying an experience of choice and indeterminacy—moments that portend the full spectrum of failure. In these scenes, the artist employs colors such as warm yellows and dreamlike sky blues. The resulting works express the subject's renewed capacity and energy in their experience of choice. The figure's moment of self-realization is reflected in their movements, especially their ability to cast their bodies across the vast picture plane—in spaces both real and hypothetical.

Specs:

13 inches
19 inches

③ Artist:

Molly Bounds

Molly Bounds work captures quiet moments suggestive of internal conflict, urgency, complacency or fleeting opportunity. The painter, illustrator and printmaker employs a line both confident and economic, and her portraiture depicts the complexity of her figures’ private thought processes. Bounds creates narrative scenes of domestic life that frequently scrutinize the social conditioning of self-doubt—as well as its effect on the perception of one’s abilities. 

Molly Bounds:
The Next Day, 2022
Acrylic and vinyl on canvas over wood panel
19.0 × 13.0 inches /