Untitled (Nashville)

About Servane Mary

Servane Mary’s works in multiple mediums investigate the ways that women are represented, and how these images and feminine associations are employed in contemporary society, also touching on psychological and emotional exchanges. Mary’s images draw from contemporary advertising, the Internet, magazines, iconic female figures, and celebrity culture, though her sources are not immediately apparent in her works. Her paintings are built up through brushy layers of oil and tempera paint, such that the images sometimes appear indistinct. She also makes sculptural objects using women’s garments or sewing, and has developed her own photographic printing process with purposely misaligned or imprecise techniques.

French, b. 1972