Caitlin Keogh: Loose Ankles at Bortolami

Brooklyn Rail - Art Review - November 1, 2016


Across the board, Caitlin Keogh’s work appears at first formally sound and visually engaging. Her paintings, rendered in flat acrylics, display a surface sexiness that draws the viewer in, underscored by a sophisticated color palette. Frequently, her colors are ostensible markers of the “feminine”—dusky pink, lavender, ruddy peach—but their tasty tonal values belie the unnerving subject matter that the works depict. Interrogating the tenets of fashion and beauty and their implications for the female form, Keogh replaces the seemingly light, crisp mood of her works with a sense of unease.


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