Utilizing her keen sense of the absurd, Texas artist Julie Speed ponders the big questions — the role of religion, isolation and longing, sexuality, sin and guilt — with a sly, sometimes dark sense of humor and a steadfast refusal to offer the viewer any tidy resolutions.
In her exhibit, which is also being displayed at a San Antonio gallery, she alternates between paintings, prints and collages to make her points, which put her at the forefront of a return to figurative painting in contemporary art.
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