1. Helene Appel
paintings of everyday objects like textiles, fishing nets and foodstuffs, always on a beige linen canvas.
2. One such painting of a dishrag, Absorbent Cloth
, was named among attention-worthy art at Frieze New York 2013 by New York Times writer Roberta Smith.
3. While Appel’s paintings have a trompe l’oeil
effect, the artist intends for her paintings to evoke the presence of the object, not trick to eye.