The paintings in New Pilgrim reference the lighting, composition, and subject matter of early American folk art as well as Baroque style portraits and still lifes. In a world overloaded with images and information, this painterly study was an exercise in focusing on simplicity. The objects in the images are all items found in the artist’s home, on a walk, or in her Valentine’s Day bouquet. The white accessories worn by the subjects were all sewn by the artist specifically for each model. The style of these garments call back to items worn in formal portraiture throughout the ages. New Pilgrimis an attempt at isolating people and items from daily life in simple and familiar compositions.
Kristen Flemington studied painting at Herron School of Art before Graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in photography.
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