Eileen Senner's paintings reflect on being a body and having a head or having a body and being a head, with the on-going thread being the body, its potential for wisdom and folly. Torso: portal through which all sorts of associations, memories and secrets that can't quite be found slip or fall, emerge, enter, exit, repeatedly. The body: fluid, constantly changing, reconfiguring in and out of states of merger, solidarity.
Senner's work probes the relationship between our animal instinctual selves and our human cerebral selves. Her work suggests classical fragmented human torsos as a reference to human culture with its preferences for tidy and artificial boundaries.
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