"In Susan Jamison’s “For the Curious,” you’ll see a lot of waiflike creatures and florally tattooed nude femmes. This exhibition of new paintings continues Susan Jamison’s overtly historical, feminine work with dainty animal portraits and near mythical-looking bald-headed ladies merging with the natural world. Bald heads are intricately embroidered with lacing vines and veiny leaves in a patchwork pattern reminiscent of turn of the century phrenology. Other historical references to Renaissance portraiture and the Garden of Eden can’t be mistaken, and the title itself was taken from the bizarre Renaissance “cabinets of curiosities” — collections of the mysterious, the artistic and the unknown."
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Info from Papermag.