MARNE COHEN-VANCE says, “I am interested in the fact that human beings are made of meat”. In her new paintings of Acrylic and Stitching on Dark Micro Suede, this fascination leads Cohen-Vance to depicting parts of human anatomy as inspired by old medical chromolithographs. Her unique, painstaking stenciling process displays bones, flesh and organs in glowing acidic tones that emerge from their dark surroundings. Gallery Link
KEVIN WILSON‘s new Encaustic on Panel paintings of huge, quietly sinking ships make for disquieting disaster documents, framed as portraits in complacent ovals and surrounded by floral patterns reminiscent of cross-stitch samplers or farmhouse wallpaper. The implied roar of ocean and epic ships is at interesting odds with the quiet presence of these paintings. Gallery Link
Taken together, the paintings of Cohen-Vance and Wilson create a striking and strangely reassuring tribute of MEMENTO MORI; one that is at once tangible and transient.