Details:

This painting depicts a sea anemone-like form at the bottom of the canvas, which gestures with tentacles inscribed with the words “old/new.” This work is a continuation of the artist’s ongoing series that brings together biomorphic shapes suspended in aquatic or microscopic worlds.
Unframed
Signed
This work is also painted on the reverse (see detail images)

① Artwork:

Old Friend

This painting depicts a sea anemone-like form at the bottom of the canvas, which gestures with tentacles inscribed with the words “old/new.” This work is a continuation of the artist’s ongoing series that brings together biomorphic shapes suspended in aquatic or microscopic worlds.

Metz’s paintings explore the complexity of existence: the cellular to the astronomical; the terrestrial to the aquatic; and all the nooks and crannies in between. Many of the artist’s works feature words and short phrases that add humor to the composition. Tiny texts are often embedded within odd-shaped forms such as cells and squiggles. Sometimes the words are so small that at first glance the viewer might mistake them for thready bits of organic material. Metz's works have richly painted surfaces, and the artist adds to their depth of field with collage elements that interact with the painted grounds. The artist’s paintings often hold secret surprises—including extemporaneous and process-oriented sketches in paint and other media on the reverse side of the work.

Specs:

30 inches
40 inches

③ Artist:

Molly Metz

Combining collage elements with richly painted surfaces, Molly Metz’s paintings explore the complexity of existence—from the cellular to the astronomical and the terrestrial to the aquatic, as well as the nooks and crannies in-between. The artist frequently employs humorous words and short phrases in her works, tiny texts she embeds within odd-shaped forms such as cells and squiggles. Metz’s paintings often hold secret surprises, including extemporaneous and process-oriented sketches on their reverse sides.

Molly Metz:
Old Friend, 2021
Acrylic paint, marker, crayon, ballpoint pen ink, oil pastel, newsprint, on canvas
40.0 × 30.0 inches /
Molly Metz:
Old Friend, 2021
Acrylic paint, marker, crayon, ballpoint pen ink, oil pastel, newsprint, on canvas
40.0 × 30.0 inches /
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