Got a Girl Crush On: the ephemeral doodlings of Maggie Bard
Maggie Bard’s work frustrates the traditional divide between the multiplicity of the print and the singularity of the canvas. Starting with lithographic and silkscreen bases she embellishes her intricately lined, usually human figures with additional elements of collage, painting, and other techniques. Her stylized images of the human figure combine the loose biomorphism of artists like Gerhard Richter and Francis Bacon with the more rigorous line of Kalinga tattoos, quilts and other textiles, and the street artist SWOON. Indeed, if anything unites the various practices in her oeuvre it is her desire to render her subjects in distinctly linear fashion.
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