De Buck Gallery Presents

Kelly Reemtsen: America's Sweetheart



November 7 - December 21, 2013


Opening Reception: November 7, 6-8 PM



 Our friends at De Buck Gallery are pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of works by Los Angeles based painter Kelly Reemtsen, entitled America's Sweetheart. The exhibition will be on view from November 7 - December 21, 201Elegant women dressed in vintage finds and armed with tools and common household items, Kelly Reemtsen's paintings create a paradoxically edgy air of nostalgia. There exists a sharp contrast in much of Reemtsen's work between the bright and cheery figures, and the utilitarian and sometimes ominous accessories they carry, such as chainsaws or axes, coupled with a recurring headless anonymity.

Kelly Reemtsen studied Fashion Design, an area that clearly resonates in her work today, as well as painting at Central Michigan University and California State University Long Beach. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is included in many collections including the corporate collections of 20th Century Fox (Los Angeles) and Bon Appetite (San Francisco). She was most recently an Artist in Residence at the Venice Printmaking Studio in Italy. Kelly Reemtsen currently lives and works in Los Angeles.


Kelly Reemtsen / On a Short Leash, 2013 / oil on panel / 36 x 36 inches

Kelly Reemtsen / Slipped, 2013 / oil on panel / 30 x 60 inches

Kelly Reemtsen / Water Works, 2013 / oil on panel / 36 x 36 inches



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