Angela Dufresne

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Following her double gallery show at CRG and Monya Rowe Gallery last fall [see Aldrin Valdez's review], and a residency at Yaddo over the summer, Bradley Rubenstein catches up with the painter Angela Dufresne. Dufresne's work is a kaleidoscope of image references to films, literature, and art history; Rubenstein and Dufresne discuss her large-scale, theatrical images, and the sources and inspirations for them. Angela Dufresne, DJ Augustine, 2012, Oil on canvas, 84 x 132 inches; Courtesy of... [more]
Parlors and Pastorals   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Angela Dufresne at Monya Rowe Gallery September 6th, 2012 - November 10th, 2012
Posted 9/17/12
In DJ Augustine, the largest painting in Angela Dufresne’s current show Parlors and Pastorals, one could say that the story goes something like this: DJ Augustine in the foreground is spinning records, his dog watches eagerly to the left, books are scattered on the floor, and a sculpture of Zeus or Poseidon, launching a trident or a thunderbolt in one hand and masturbating with the other, stands in the distance beneath an arched doorway. Another narration, more dreamy, might emphasize the... [more]
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