Anna Park’s Bold New Direction in “Mirror Shy”

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There was something telling that Anna Park disclosed this week as she opened her solo show, Mirror Shy, at Blum and Poe. “When I moved to NYC, there was just so much going on, and I was taking it all in and painting that feeling. I think my new work is absorbing something different now.” And, in an instant, you can see the change. Gone is the tornado of imagery, a brilliant and dizzying array of pop-culture and dionysian pleasure of her past work, and here we see a cinematic and darkly humorous body of work of being a woman in the art world and the world at large. The works are leaner, more direct, more cheeky, more in the tradition…

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