3 Young Baltimore Figurative Painters
June 1, 2007 4:25 PM   Subscribe

3 young Baltimore figurative painters Lillian Bayley (toyworld alienation) Rachel Bone (a saner, calmer Darger) Alyssa Dennis (bleak figures in a bleak world) [via New American Paintings]
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posted by thethirdman at 4:28 PM on June 1, 2007

I should clarify:

This is exactly the kind of post I want to see on MetaFilter.
posted by thethirdman at 4:28 PM on June 1, 2007

Well I don't know much about art, but I know what I... Yeah this is what I pay my five bucks for. Filter me the whole internet and bring me back the cool stuff that I don't even know to look for. The Lillian Bayley is really scary.
posted by Area Control at 4:39 PM on June 1, 2007

This "toyworld alienation," it vibrates?
posted by fire&wings at 4:47 PM on June 1, 2007

the lillian bayley paintings were strangely white, clean, and well plastic for baltimore... well, i'm old enough to know what canton and patterson park used to be like. that sucks
posted by geos at 5:11 PM on June 1, 2007

Hot damn! Thanks.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 6:45 PM on June 1, 2007

These are wonderful, esp. Dennis.

Seconding what Area Control said. I wouldn't know how to find great work like this.
posted by Pastabagel at 6:46 PM on June 1, 2007

Yeah, that's what Canton looks like.

Check out the Peepholes series (scroll down the smaller thumbnails).

Whew. Great post!
posted by rtha at 6:57 PM on June 1, 2007

Always pleased to see the MD representing on the blue. And those Dennis paintings are great.
posted by escabeche at 6:59 PM on June 1, 2007

Is that a reference to a Frida Kahlo painting on the bus shelter in the last of the Lillian Bayley paintings? I know she painted a lot of parrots, but I don't recognize this one. Or is it faux-Frida?

Great post, fascinating work.
posted by spitbull at 8:27 PM on June 1, 2007

New American Paintings is a great institution. If it wasn't so expensive, I'd buy every issue. Barring that I do browse each one I can get my hands on. Good stuff!
posted by garethspor at 10:58 PM on June 1, 2007

Thanks for these links, finally got around to looking at them. I especially like the work Ms. Dennis is producing.
posted by stagewhisper at 11:34 AM on June 2, 2007

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