Grace Weaver Paints About Skin Care And Avocado Toast Sep14

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Grace Weaver Paints About Skin Care And Avocado Toast

Grace Weaver Paints About Skin Care And Avocado Toast

Jane Drinkard
2018-09-14T12:00:00.000Z

Figurative painting is having a moment, thanks to young women artists; Grace Weaver, a 29-year-old Brooklyn-based painter, is among this group, and notable for the specifically millennial perspective she brings to the form. Her bright bendy figures apply face moisturizer, cut avocados, attempt to listen to their boyfriends through their boredom. They are simultaneously an embodiment and a parody of life in 2018. Emphatically feminine, her work resonates with a rich knowledge of art history. Both Mannerist proportions and a pop art sensibility appear in her large-scale, confrontational pieces.

Her solo show, "BEST LIFE," opens today, September 14, at the James Cohan Gallery in New York's Lower East Side location and with it comes Weaver’s moment to shine.

Below I speak with Weaver about "BEST LIFE," the dark (and funny) side of self-care culture, and memes.

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