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Shape-shifting humans, grotesque beasts, benevolent animals and majestic birds – these are just some of the players in an arresting visual drama that springs from the uncommon depths of a defiant artist named Jeanne Brousseau.

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Shape-shifting humans, grotesque beasts, benevolent animals and majestic birds – these are just some of the players in an arresting visual drama that springs from the uncommon depths of a defiant artist named Jeanne Brousseau. The drama is both tragedy and comedy, whimsical and horrifying, rendered with childlike imagination but with the precision and intensity of a grown-up who has something …

Shape-shifting humans, grotesque beasts, benevolent animals and majestic birds – these are just some of the players in an arresting visual drama that springs from the uncommon depths of a defiant artist named Jeanne Brousseau. The drama is both tragedy and comedy, whimsical and horrifying, rendered with childlike imagination but with the precision and intensity of a grown-up who has something important to say. They are, in fact, a survivor’s deeply suppressed memories of child sexual abuse by her father.

Hirschl & Adler Modern is proud to introduce the work of self-taught artist Jeanne …