Jenny Toth, ‘Cooper's Sea’, 2019, Mixed Media, Paper, wire, styofoam, Blue Mountain Gallery
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Jenny Toth

Cooper's Sea, 2019

Paper, wire, styofoam
27 × 45 × 36 in
68.6 × 114.3 × 91.4 cm
.
$100
Location
NYC, New York
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About the work
Blue Mountain Gallery
NYC, New York

collaboration with Cooper Benepe

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Jenny Toth
American
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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.

Jenny Toth, ‘Cooper's Sea’, 2019, Mixed Media, Paper, wire, styofoam, Blue Mountain Gallery
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About the work
Blue Mountain Gallery
NYC, New York

collaboration with Cooper Benepe

Medium
Jenny Toth
American
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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.

Jenny Toth

Cooper's Sea, 2019

Paper, wire, styofoam
27 × 45 × 36 in
68.6 × 114.3 × 91.4 cm
.
$100
Location
NYC, New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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