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Company Retreat
On view through May 20, 2023
Old Jail Art Center
Albany, Texas

Dallas artist Keer Tanchak’s initial desire to reject painting on canvas was further inspired by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s practice of reworking traditional Ex-Voto and Retablo paintings on tin. Tanchak often paints on irregularly cut aluminum sheeting that stands in stark contrast to her expressive yet delicately rendered portraits and vignettes. Her subjects are mined from art history books, magazines, and movie stills.

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[Image: Keer Tanchak, Detail of work included in “Company Retreat,” 2023. Courtesy of the artist and 12.26 Gallery, Dallas.]