Michele Abeles

Legs, Number, Frame, Concrete, Blue, Green, Orange

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Legs, Number, Frame, Concrete, Blue, Green, Orange
Michele Abeles
Legs, Number, Frame, Concrete, Blue, Green, Orange
2011
Archival pigment print
57.4 x 43.2 cm

Their presence is substantial enough to interest anyone who enjoys the tradition of the nude. She is not the first to create visual puzzles where picture planes refuse to behave according to convention, and real objects have a flat, cut-out quality – Jan Grover did this brilliantly thirty or so years ago; nor is she a pioneer of truncated male bodies, which began in the 1920s and ’30s – George Platt Lynes comes to mind – and took full flight in the ’80s in the work of Robert Mapplethorpe and John Coplans.


     
 


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