At 25, Richter has already earned a name for herself with her line drawings of creepy-cute mod girls and ethereal dreamscapes, landing illustration work for magazines such as Bust, Heeb, YM, Jane and Nylon, as well as creating rock posters for the likes of The Go-Gos and Lil' Pocketknife, animations for MTV and a music video for The Joggers. As an artist for L.A.-based fashion line Blood is the New Black, she has designed t-shirts and tote bags featuring her signature "dirty nurse" characters, as well as a delicate antique lace design (made using scans of old doilies), an edgy gang sign drawing and an artful woodgrain pattern.
Maturing from the girlish themes of her previous work, Richter's latest works evoke a the sincere sexuality of pre-photoshop pornography. Hand-painted enamel tiles feature patterns inspired by Islamic patterns and sixties Scandinavian textile design to create a patchwork quilt that compliment her "Dirty Birdies" series of female nudes inspired by vintage girlie magazines and blue films. See more images here.
The reception also features Brooklyn-based bands Dynasty Handbag and Dreamburger.
Keren Richter: The Yellow Wallpaper
Opening Reception: 15 April 2007, 6-9pm
15 April-17 May 2007
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