Angela Dufresne, Let's Stay Together

John Yau reviews Angela Dufresne's show at Monya Rowe Gallery for Hyperallergic in his essay What the Heck is Going On in Angela Dufresne's New Paintings? I appreciate his focus on Dufresne's narrative and imaginative skills
Dufresne’s narratives are direct and opaque, funny and sinister, seemingly ordinary and downright weird, creepy and mysterious.  But their real strength is that you cannot extract a story from them – that you can’t reduce what you see into some tale that you can take with you. The paintings in Let’s Stay Together neither illustrate a methodology nor are they a secret code that you have to decipher. The artist has shed her tendency to make work that feels claustrophobic, and at the same time she has introduced an unsettling feeling that gets under your skin. Read the full review here


Angela Dufresne, Mother, Son And Foal, 2014, oil on canvas
60 by 48 inches, Courtesy Monya Rowe Gallery

Angela Dufresne, A Real Allegory Of My Artistic And Moral Life, 2014
oil on canvas, 84 by 132 inches, Courtesy Monya Rowe Gallery


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