Painting

Kristen Liu-Wong @ Corey Helford Gallery

September 22, 2017

Kristen Liu-Wong’s new solo show at Corey Helford, “Conflict/Resolution,” features fierce females in 14 new paintings. Her work is less about female beauty and more about expressing strength and sexuality. As she told us in our March 2017 cover story, “Part of the reason I didn’t want to make “sexy” work is because I don’t want to perpetuate the image of that blank ideal of beauty. And this is part of why it’s very important for me to explore sexuality and the female form in my art and become comfortable with sharing my own perspective about women as a woman. I don’t want my females to be props or ornaments—they’re active participants in their world with their own complex stories. I haven’t had an uncomfortable discussions about the violence in my work, but it does get the conversation started.”

Here’s to continuing that conversation and the debut of Liu-Wong’s newest crew. Her show opens September 23 and runs through October 21, 2017. Read our full cover story with Kristen here