The Disquieting, Wide-Reaching Paintings of Margaret Curtis

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The work of Margaret Curtis moves between provocative and quiet moments, each reflecting both on our current social climate and the act of painting itself. She has said that her process is “a geological process of layering and erosion.” In a statement, she offers some insight into the more consistent themes in her paintings over time:

“My work has always been concerned with power,” the artist says. “Recently, I began working with more precise representation to create large-scale, complex—yet open— narratives that explore power dynamics within everyday relationships. My subject matter is feminist, personal, political: the body as occupied territory, autonomy won through confrontation.”

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