Summer Wheat, ‘Star Goddess with Attendants’, 2018, Shulamit Nazarian
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Summer Wheat

Star Goddess with Attendants, 2018

MDF and automotive paint
39 × 68 × 30 in
99.1 × 172.7 × 76.2 cm
Editions 2-3 of 3 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Los Angeles, New York
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Summer Wheat
American, b. 1977
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When asked to describe her own pieces, Summer Wheat says they are “sensual, disturbing, ugly but beautiful,” and have a “skidrow messiness with refined elegance.” Critics have agreed with this characterization of Wheat’s work, which includes sculptural installation, drawing, and most notably painting. Wheat—who cites Sue Williams, Caroll Dunham, and Willem de Kooning as her favorite artists—makes figural depictions of anonymous individuals, using a selection of vividly clashing colors and thick impasto. She says that she looks for innovative ways to apply the paint to canvas, and has used syringes, mops, and brooms. Wheat has employed her garish and grotesque aesthetic to make social critique, as in the suite of works presented in her solo exhibition “Hi-Lo” (2012), which parodied members of both the wealthy and destitute classes.

Summer Wheat, ‘Star Goddess with Attendants’, 2018, Shulamit Nazarian
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Summer Wheat
American, b. 1977
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When asked to describe her own pieces, Summer Wheat says they are “sensual, disturbing, ugly but beautiful,” and have a “skidrow messiness with refined elegance.” Critics have agreed with this characterization of Wheat’s work, which includes sculptural installation, drawing, and most notably painting. Wheat—who cites Sue Williams, Caroll Dunham, and Willem de Kooning as her favorite artists—makes figural depictions of anonymous individuals, using a selection of vividly clashing colors and thick impasto. She says that she looks for innovative ways to apply the paint to canvas, and has used syringes, mops, and brooms. Wheat has employed her garish and grotesque aesthetic to make social critique, as in the suite of works presented in her solo exhibition “Hi-Lo” (2012), which parodied members of both the wealthy and destitute classes.

Summer Wheat

Star Goddess with Attendants, 2018

MDF and automotive paint
39 × 68 × 30 in
99.1 × 172.7 × 76.2 cm
Editions 2-3 of 3 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Los Angeles, New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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