collaboration with Cooper Benepe

Medium
Jenny Toth
American

Known for painting fantastical, anxiety-ridden narrative scenes with a touch of humor, Jenny Toth works from direct observation, sometimes with the aid of elaborate set-ups and props. Typically, the scenes she transcribes onto canvas or paper constitute a variation on self-portraiture, stemming from her interest in how women choose to portray themselves versus how male artists have traditionally depicted them. Including “flaws” like a deformed toe or hairy legs underscores her premium on honesty over vain attempts at conforming to conventional beauty standards. Through portraits of herself hiding behind a cactus, a fisherman’s net, or a mask, Toth explores themes of inner struggle, fear of loneliness, and wariness of intimate commitment. Exemplifying Toth’s recent abstract-leaning work, Murderous Thoughts (2009) and Just Married (2009) are deconstructed scenes of fragmented body parts and layered perspectives.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Views from Blue Mountain / Gallery ArtistsBlue Mountain Gallery
2019
Jenny Toth: Knights and Rainbows - Metaphors for MotherhoodBlue Mountain Gallery
2013
EQUUSTabla Rasa Gallery
Jenny Toth
American

Broadway Boogie Woogie Redux, 2019

Wire, paper, styrofoam
25 × 29 × 36 in
63.5 × 73.7 × 91.4 cm
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$100
Location
NYC, New York
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collaboration with Cooper Benepe

Medium
Jenny Toth
American

Known for painting fantastical, anxiety-ridden narrative scenes with a touch of humor, Jenny Toth works from direct observation, sometimes with the aid of elaborate set-ups and props. Typically, the scenes she transcribes onto canvas or paper constitute a variation on self-portraiture, stemming from her interest in how women choose to portray themselves versus how male artists have traditionally depicted them. Including “flaws” like a deformed toe or hairy legs underscores her premium on honesty over vain attempts at conforming to conventional beauty standards. Through portraits of herself hiding behind a cactus, a fisherman’s net, or a mask, Toth explores themes of inner struggle, fear of loneliness, and wariness of intimate commitment. Exemplifying Toth’s recent abstract-leaning work, Murderous Thoughts (2009) and Just Married (2009) are deconstructed scenes of fragmented body parts and layered perspectives.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Jenny Toth: Knights and Rainbows - Metaphors for Motherhood
Other works from Blue Mountain Gallery
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