Kaari Upson's Moody Bitch, 2012-2016

Kaari Upson
Moody Bitch, 2012-2016

Painting

Charcoal powder and Doritos on paper

24 x 19 in

The Kitchen on Artsy $29,000 2017-11

Kaari Upson’s Moody Bitch dramatizes the expressive accumulation of visual content found in most of her drawings, where she frequently uses everyday materials like Pepsi cans to convey the relationship of desire, consumption, and mass production to individual subjectivity. Here the artist, who also works in sculpture, video, and installation, has covered the surface of the paper with both a thick coat of charcoal powder and the powder from Doritos—rendering the underlying ground almost completely obscure. From this darkness emerge stencil-like, cutout words, Moody Bitch, producing an emotional register through the very materiality of the cuts that make legible the form of the text. www.artsy.net/artwork/kaari-upson-moody-bitch-1

The Kitchen on Artsy $29,000 2017-11

Kaari Upson’s Moody Bitch dramatizes the expressive accumulation of visual content found in most of her drawings, where she frequently uses everyday materials… more

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