/_oilē/ adj. bizarre or eccentric; unusual or unexpected, especially in a sexual manner.
The transformation of mass published magazine photographs into oil paintings draws a parallel between classic paintings featuring nude women, and the pop culture images we see today.
While the classic paintings are highly regarded, the photographs are widely criticized even though they share similar imagery. Oily challenges the viewer to shift this perspective.
On display at Stamps Gallery
This work is featured as part of Close Encounters: the 2017 Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Argus II Building, and the new Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.