Keltie Ferris has been making body prints, and for the first time, this body of work will be included with recent paintings in a forthcoming solo show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. According to the press release, she uses her whole body like a brush, coating herself with natural oils and pigments, and then presses her clothed body onto the paper.
[Image at top: Keltie Ferris, body print on paper.]
In relying on body prints for her image and paring down her color choices, Ferris has eliminated the energy and ambiguity that are the hallmarks of her large-scale highly-saturated abstract paintings. It’s hard not to imagine Ferris inking herself up and writhing on the floor as she makes the impressions, turning the idea of frottage on its head. Or stomach.
“Keltie Ferris,” Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Chelsea, New York, NY. September 10 – October 17, 2015.
Opening Reception: September 10, 6 – 8 pm.
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