• $3200

  • size 35" × 23" × 1.5"
  • year 2019
  • materials Oil on canvas
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“I want to contribute to a vocabulary for expressions of care that precede the desire for understanding. I question the primacy of empathy as a goal in portraiture or as a prerequisite for acts of protection, stewardship, and solidarity. From painting, I ask for a place to grow my own capacity for care across distance. The language of paint is a vocabulary of intimacy: touch, attention, accumulation, compromise, repair. I have faith in painting as a tool for naming the places where language and other structures fail.” — 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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