Summer Wheat, Shallow Water I, 2020; Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Print
Summer Wheat's pictorial compositions celebrate female energy in life and labor. In contrast to how female bathers have been pictured throughout art history, Wheat aims to offer an alternative point of view as seen in Shallow Water I. The figures, motifs, and themes of labor depicted in her work resolve to rewrite historical imagery with women at the forefront where traditionally only men were present. Wheat notes, "I wanted to make work where women did the heavy lifting and were running things. I felt empowered to reimagine our historical images and tell a different story".
Wheat's work is influenced by the Native American culture she experienced near her childhood home in Oklahoma City. Additional influences include dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, Willem DeKooning and reliefs created by ancient Egyptians.
Dimensions: 20" x 26.5" (unframed)
Archival Pigment Print
Hand-signed and numbered by Summer Wheat
Limited Edition of 40 with 3 AP
In the spring of 2020, Shallow Water I was included in Wheat's solo exhibition Blood, Sweat, and Tears at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Missouri.
ART FOR CHANGE will donate a portion of proceeds to the International Rescue Committee in support of humanitarian aid in the wake of the devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey for the duration of 5 Years: An Art For Change Survey on view through March 25, 2023. As in all series, the artist will receive 50% of the net proceeds of print sales.
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