The Limits of Intimacy

January 12, 2007 - February 10, 2007

Sandomierz is a highly skilled painter and draftswoman, working in a style that contains echoes of such canonic Pop artists as Larry Rivers, Andy Warhol and David Hockney. She has been described by reviewers as a Third Wave feminist, breaking down the 1960s adage that the “personal is the political.” Her work is not driven by outside forces but instead is intimate and revealing, a visual diary or narrative. Sandomierz says her paintings “reflect her surroundings” and that she enjoys working spontaneously, with herself as her favorite model and subject. As an example, her painting 11:06 PM portrays a scene wherein a female figure sits on the chair wearing nothing more than a pair of knee high black boots and is staring intently at an iPod she wears around her neck. In the foreground, a small bulldog enters the scene. A pile of clothing lies haphazardly on the ground. It is as if the viewer is witness to a private moment of Sandomierz’s everyday life. This seemingly direct glimpse into her quotidian reality makes Sandomierz’s work powerful, bold, and unflinching.