Peachy Keen spent the evening talking art (and drinking a little wine) in the Nashville studio of artist Amelia Briggs. We discuss the gendered psychology of the found imagery she uses from vintage comics and children's coloring books and how she subverts narrative in her formal process, which is split between object making and painting.
She talks about the subtler role that feminist content plays in her work since she's moved away from the figure as a subject, and the relationship between her materials and her viewers. While the work can be seductive on the surface, we get "deep" into some childhood memories that may inform a more sinister reading of her "Inflatables" series.
Linda Nochlin, "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?", CAA "An Interview with Linda Nochlin", We Home Podcast, Amelia Briggs Website, Beth Edwards, David Lusk Gallery, Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss, Native Magazine, Joan Didion Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Weight of Play at Lipscomb, Amelia.Projects on Instagram