Dee Shapiro

Snatched and Reworked

September 10 - October 12, 2019

Opening artist reception Sunday, September 22, 2019 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Dee Shapiro "Snatched and Reworked"

Dee Shapiro Snatched and Reworked


David Richard Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings and collages by artist Dee Shapiro. The presentation debuts Shapiro’s newest body of work, her first ever figurative paintings that examine female nudes in art history, but through the artist’s unique lens of patterns and feminist discourse. Also included are earlier geometric paintings from the 1980s of antique Persian rugs that provide both cultural and historical context for the women figures as well as connecting the figures to Shapiro’s love of patterns, textiles and sewing that influenced her career and work for five decades. The inclusion of the artist’s exquisitely detailed paintings on paper of male and female genitalia shift the attention away from objectifying and essentializing the female body to more of a focus on playful and decorative depictions of genitalia as the functional and organic structures they are, with of course, a dose of innuendo. Collectively, these three bodies of work not only span and define Shapiro’s long and thoughtful approach to art making, but provide a cultural context for reconsidering the female body through art. By appropriating and reconsidering female nudes from art history and recontextualizing and re-presenting her own artworks, Shapiro has Snatched and Reworked both hers and the work of others into a masterful and historical feminist discussion.

The exhibition will be on view from September 18 through October 12, 2019 with an artist reception on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on the Ground Floor exhibition space at 211 East 121 ST, New York, NY 10035. A digital catalog with an essay by art historian and critic John Yau will be available online.

 

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Clamming Dee Shapiro
Clamming
Ink, paint on paper
2011
30 x 23 inches
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Fecundity Dee Shapiro
Fecundity
Ink on paper
2010
17.5 x 22.5 inches
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November Dee Shapiro
November
Paint on canvas
1984
70 x 48 x 1 inches
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Odalisque Dee Shapiro
Odalisque
Mixed media on paper
2019
43 x 49 inches
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Olympia Dee Shapiro
Olympia
Mixed media on paper
2018-19
42 x 72 inches
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Opening Act Dee Shapiro
Opening Act
Ink on paper
2012
20 x 30 inches
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Specual Amoris Dee Shapiro
Specual Amoris
2011
29.5 x 21.75 inches
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Pairing Dee Shapiro
Pairing
Ink on paper
2011
22 x 30 inches
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Pomegranate Dee Shapiro
Pomegranate
Ink and paint on paper
2011
16.5 x 18 inches
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Avec Plaisir Dee Shapiro
Avec Plaisir
Ink and paint on paper
2011
30 x 22 inches
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Over TimeUntitled 2 Dee Shapiro
Over Time
Ink and paint on paper
2011
12.25 x 19 inches
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Venus_ Reborn Dee Shapiro
Venus, Reborn
Mixed media on paper
2019
62 x 39 inches
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Watercolor 4 Dee Shapiro
Watercolor 4
Watercolor on paper
1983
27.25 x 19.75 inches
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Watercolor 2 Dee Shapiro
Watercolor 2
Watercolor on paper
1983
36 x 24 inches
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Watercolor 1 Dee Shapiro
Watercolor 1
Watercolor on paper
1983
30 x 22 inches
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The Beginning is the End Dee Shapiro
The Beginning is the End
Ink on paper
2012
12 x 19 inches
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Comfort Zone Dee Shapiro
Comfort Zone
Ink on paper
2011
30 x 22 inches
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Watercolor 3 Dee Shapiro
Watercolor 3
Watercolor on paper
1983
24.75 x 16.75 inches
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