Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming and at present primarily based in St. Louis, Missouri, visible artist Chloe West’s work is strongly pushed by her Wyoming upbringing. Her determine work discover how the physique orients itself in house, particularly the Western panorama. Creating pictures of herself in Wyoming, and with collected objects encountered on hikes within the Excessive Plains, West pays homage to her homeland, which is each lovely and extremely harsh.
The work references iterations of the feminine nude all through historical past, and tropes in Flemish and Dutch portray akin to memento mori and vanitas work, paying particular consideration to the politics of wanting. West’s work search to acknowledge and confront the gaze whereas inspecting the historic tropes of portray and celebrating the craft of the medium.
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