Laura Krifka explores the subject of transgression and punishment through painting, film, sculpture and video. Her most recent exhibition at CB1 Gallery, Reap the Whirlwind, was a show wrapped in the language of seduction, beauty and the sublime, set against a backdrop of a classic American landscape. The work vacillates between a Hollywood set and neoclassical painting, often battling for dominance within a composition. Flitting between romantic escapades and snarling violence Krifka explores the constructs of narrative painting and film, playing on the genres of horror and romance. This artificial and vicious world pushes the question of when and why we root for punishment, why we crave the purge of destruction yet weep when it touches our own world.

via cb1 gallery