The Lichtenstein Center of the Arts is pround to present teh exhibit Naked with new figurative work by Jeanet Ingalls and Anki King. The paintings are raw, catching the figures in moments of stillness and unconscious, unembarrassed self revelation. Inherent in the paintings are all the emotions, psychology and states of being we read into the word itself : NAKED... self conscious, exposed, sexual, humbled, fearful, hopeful, revealed, provocative, assertive, ashamed, feminine, masculine, androgynous, caught, terrified, depressed, dangerous, yearning, empty, and alone...
Anki King grew up in a small village in Norway. After completing her arts education in Oslo, Norway, she moved to New York City in 1994 where she studied at The Art Students League until 1998. In New York, King has built a strong career as a painter and exhibits frequently both in Europe and in the USA. Her work is included in many private and public collections including the Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala FL. Additionally, King has exhibited at the Katonah Museum of Art, NY, Las Cruces Museum of Art, NM and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Tokyo.
Until Jeanet was seven and adopted by missionaries and brought to Lenox Massachusetts, she spent her days running the streets, carrying cement blocks and diving for coins in the canals of Cagyan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines. Anything to buy food. At Parsons School of Design, the impressions and memories of her childhood bled into her paintings contextualized by her inquiry into the place of women in the human condition; the objectification of women through their sexuality; and motherhood. In her work, Jeanet is searching for strength and structure in the human body ravaged by life. Her work has appeared at the Lauren Clark Gallery in Housatonic, Ma. The Lichtenstein Gallery in Pittsfield, Ma. and the F Collective in Hudson, N.Y.