530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm

Josefina
Wendel
Carlsson
Tripping the Light Fantastic
Agora Gallery
New York,NY
Josefina
Wendel Carlsson
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Tripping the Light Fantastic
December 7 - January 18, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6-8 pm

Rock n´ Roll Tribute   Oil on Canvas   39.5" x 39.5"
The playful, whimsical paintings of Swedish artist Josefina Wendel Carlsson are surrealist visions of odd and enigmatic fairytales. Working in both oil on canvas and watercolor on paper, she creates richly detailed compositions in jewel-toned hues, incorporating a sense of eerie, dreamlike fantasy into her lush tableaus. Drawing from the legacy of Surrealism, Wendel Carlsson attempts to unleash the subconscious and allow the unbridled imagination to take flight. 

In Moonlight Story, Wendel Carlsson presents a moody and indecipherable scene, the abandoned ball gown and handbag of the subject exist as a tense present absence. Meanwhile, House of Blue Light is a densely layered composition depicting an otherworldly suburban landscape with repetitive absurdity. Finally, Next Time Ladies renders a threatening pair of magenta stilettos amid a wild maze of plants and homes. In each of these diverse works, Wendel Carlsson blends everyday objects with the unhinged fantasy of a dream world.

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