“Flatwork” Paintings by Amy Sherald
I’m so envious of my friend Robin because she has her very own Miele mangle. It is a miracle machine that actually makes ironing fun. Give me a glass of wine and a pile of “flatwork” (sheets, towels, napkins and tablecloths), and I’m in domestic heaven.
I’ve noticed that clothing styles have become progressively less respectful of an iron. I don’t think wrinkles do anything for us. Isn’t it enough to have them covering my face? It seems illogical to keep the look going in my wardrobe.
I was immediately drawn to the pin-neat apparel on artist Amy Sherald’s engaging subjects. Her style makes me want to get out a can of Faultless spray starch.
Gallery representation: Richard Demato Gallery
Very interesting…so original! Love the colors.
Beautiful Work. Love her color hues and style…
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Yes ma’am. Ironing is a wonderful activity. I used to set up on the seat of a wingback chair in the room where the ironing was done and iron doll clothes. In high school there was the green can of Niagra spray starch that flaked if you sprayed too much but made crisp collars and cuffs. Move on to putting damp linens in the freezer until you needed them… and give me those clean linen napkins but don’t put them in the dryer first. They don’t iron up as well.
I like the paintings. Each one includes an object, down to the strawberries on the yellow pinafore. Makes me want to ask questions about the symbolism.
I can’t put my finger on the artist her work puts me in mind of but it will come to me…