Lot 398 - Larissa Bates - Untitled
Etching on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust.
Using the family as a microcosm of social, political, and historic forces, Larissa Bates’s work uses fantasy to explore social dynamics of a very blended family. The work explores processes of transculturation with visual painting languages pulled from 1600’s Latin America, Persian miniature painting, and the textile designs of Josef Frank.
Larissa Bates was born in Burlington in 1981, and grew up between Vermont and Vara Blanca, Costa Rica. She currently has a solo show at Taymour Grahne Gallery in London, and is part of a touring museum show, Gilded, curated by Emily Stamey from the Weatherspoon Museum of Art. Bates has had solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, including GNYP Gallery (Berlin), Richard Heller Gallery (Los Angeles), Galeria Espacio Minimo (Madrid), NADA Art Fair (Miami), Mogadishni (Copenhagen). Bates has been represented by Monya Rowe Gallery (New York) since 2004. Her work has also been included in exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum, and the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park. The New York Times, The New Yorker, and others publications have reviewed Bates’s work.
Monya Rowe Gallery
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
This painting draws from a repeating cast of characters that make up many vignettes, including Bates’s grandmother and aunt. Grandmother Mimi (Maria del Carmen Guttierez Chamberlain de Chittenden, Costa Rica) was the first female ambassador to represent a country to the court of England. She kneels at her daughter’s feet to measure her before sewing her a gown to meet the queen. This image was drawn from a photograph of the event.
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