January 2016

Jen Ray
Josie Thaddeus-Johns: "Jen Ray"



Josie Thaddeus-Johns: Jen Ray, ArtSlant Berlin, January 2016.

Jen Ray: “Beware of people who think women are goddesses. That’s bullshit.”

American artist Jen Ray’s work focuses on depictions of women in all their majesty: her intricately apocalyptic paintings portray landscapes filled with fierce, glamorous warrior commanders, motorcycle-helmeted bodyguards, and rock-climbing adventuresses in feathered neckpieces. Equally dramatic, fantastical, and fairytale, they show women in a variety of guises, from powerful commander to obedient foot soldier, from tenderly nursing the wounded to plotting Machiavellian destruction.


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