21 July 2008
Honey, You Look A Bit Distant Today
Beautiful evening gown or straight jacket? Glass half-full or half-empty? There are answers.
And the answers are as playful as they are heartbreaking dependent upon the context you bring into Lisa Rae Winant world. Winant of New Hampshire says of her portraits, "...the human characters seem indifferent to their presence. They are preoccupied with deeper matters of heart and mind." Really? I thought it was me.
Winant's paintings are like single-cell motion pictures played in an empty theater. On a Tuesday afternoon. She depicts only the bare necessities of form, scene, and character. Unfortunately for me Mind Less #2 (pictured) is sold. Else, I couldn't afford it.