In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Kerri Scharlin engaged in a performative practice that explored (and pushed) the boundaries between private and public selves—engaging, for instant, a court room sketch artist to document her daily life, and also commissioning writers and photographers from mass-media publications to create faux personality profiles of her. Similarly, she secured the services of notable TV showrunners—including Matt Groening of The Simpsons fame—to draft television scripts and story boards based on her diary. More recently, she’s turned to the 21st-century’s preferred medium: Painting. In this series based on images culled from the Internet, Scharlin captures contemporary women artists in their studios, using an Expressionistic figurative style that harks back to Fauvism, Der Blaue Reiter and Bonnard.
Kerri Scharlin, “In Her Studio”
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