Kezia Harrell: To Be Precious

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One painting that really defines Kezia Harrell is a piece called Americana Hot Momma. Harrell, who regularly centers on her nude self, slumbers soundly upon a hill, her face deeply gruntled in the midst of hibernation. Sleeping figures often dream of the magical world around them, but in this playful scene that landscape is the napper’s reality. Centered is her guide, who is no fairy godmother, nor a mysterious rabbit in a hat, but a spirit baby (lovingly named Munki Burrito). Wrapped in purple fur, this guide wafts knowledge cast as sparkles of pink and yellow light into the midst of Harrell’s daydream. As the viewer, you might wonder if it is you who has fallen down a rabbit hole…

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