The Art of Kelly Reemtsen

by JL SchnabelPosted on

Kelly Reemtsen creates portraits of anonymous women wielding hefty and dangerous tools. The inclusion of the late 1950’s/early 1960’s dresses on the figures suggest that it’s unlikely the women would be engaged in the kind of work the tools are intended for, pointing to dark and perhaps murderous intentions. The haunting work also carries the significance of this paradox, pointing to a time when women were kept at home as housewives while their husbands had careers, subtly suggesting the possible motives of the ominous femme fatales.

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