• $1600

  • size 15" × 20" × 1.5"
  • year 2020
  • materials Oil on canvas
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“A painting from my bedroom in March 2020, the first month of social distancing.” — Lukey Walden
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About the Artist

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Lukey Agnes Walden (b. 1994) is a Providence, Rhode Island based painter concerned with queer & trans subjectivities. Lukey Agnes paints in a restricted yet vibrant palette, allowing large swaths of jewel toned paint to shine through layers of dark scumbling and shadowy glazing. Short staccato brushstrokes offer a visual articulation of the act of seeing, each mark evidence of attention and reverence. Their paintings are a record of mutual understanding between the artist and the sitter, a resonant moment of connection and acknowledgement experienced by two trans people. Through their intimate paintings, Lukey Agnes explores the limitations and potentialities of representation in portraiture.

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  • Lukey Agnes Walden talks to us about the quiet moments in loose brushstrokes, conveying a desire for honesty and familiarity between the artist and the subject.

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