Judith Linhares is showing at University Art Museum, in Albany.
As She Is, 2005
The figures, especially the one on the right, made me think of Cezanne. Not just the Bathers paintings... but also his apples and tableclothes, all of the faceting and outlines.
I especially loved the wide boxy structure of the hips of the purply woman on the right, and her awkward legs.
This is kind of like a Christ lowered from the cross picture.
Really liked this one, the fracture and reflection, how the arms are disconnected at the waterline.
Most of them have a central pyramidal pile shape, with the female figures splayed around it. Maybe that consistent shape is some kind of anchor, representing something else for her.... it's usually represented as warmth, safety, shelter, offering sustenance, a place to play on or relax under.
(That cabin reminds me of the funny house in Erwin Wurm's video, asking "Am I a house, or am I art?")
UPDATE: Judith Linhares will be giving a lecture - Wednesday, September 26, 7pm - at the University Art Museum.