Vanessa Prager

In these strange times I thought I would be strangely at ease with social distancing as I often spend most of my days alone making art. But I keep having the urge, while on a walk or driving through the absurdly empty streets, to reach out and hug a stranger. To melt together, if only for a moment, among the hot Los Angeles pavement, dust swirling at our feet. I miss you.

(third person, short paragraph; please cut and paste into the email) Vanessa Prager (b. 1984) is an American artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Known mainly for her large-scale, abstract oil paintings, Prager’s main subject is the female figure. Thick, loose, heavily impastoed bodies melt in and out of form and what we consider beauty and identity is often a central theme to her work. Recent solo shows include In The Pink, The Hole, NYC (2018) and Ultraviolet, Richard Heller Gallery, LA (2017), while group shows include Extra, The Hole, NYC and How They Ran, Over the Influence, LA (both 2018). Currently Vanessa Prager is represented by Richard Heller, Los Angeles and The Hole, NYC