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Chelsea Seltzer with "You Can Brush My Hair" at IRL Gallery New York

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November 17, 2022
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IRL is excited to announce You Can Brush My Hair by Chelsea Seltzer at IRL, 15 Monroe St. NYC. On view until December 11th 2022.
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Prombies, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm) by Chelsea Seltzer at IRL Gallery N.Y.

IRL Gallery presents the talented  female Painter; Chelsea Seltzer with a stunning Show!

Munchies Art Club shares the submission from the IRL Gallery New York and presents the outstanding exhibition entitled "You can brush my Hair" from the Artist Chelsea Seltzer.

Seltzer explores themes of consumerism, cultural ideals, and conformity through a pastel candy colored lens
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Face Party (Four Eyes), 2022 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 in (61 x 50.8 cm) by Artist Chelsea Seltzer

About the Exhibition

In You Can Brush My Hair, Seltzer explores themes of consumerism, cultural ideals, and conformity through a pastel candy colored lens.

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Hot Mess, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 48 in (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

With a painterly use of the airbrush Seltzer creates dreamy images that are both humorous and disquieting.

The genesis for much of this work was found on eBay images of dolls for sale.

These initially benign images are transformed into gallows humor narratives through Seltzer’s adept airbrush work.

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Installation view | Chelsea Seltzer | IRL Gallery

A doll laid out for display on the floor becomes a girl over-served at a party staring up with blank eyes and a moronic grin, a display of doll accessories becomes a shrine to shopping and the excess of plastic crap we all find ourselves with in 21st century America.

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Exhibition View: Yo Can Brush My Hair At IRL Gallery New York

In Seltzer’s monumental landscape (Dreamscape 2) she borrows the pastel palette found within the dolls vernacular to create a space that is both enchanting and series.

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Dreamscape II, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 71 x 87 in (180.3 x 221 cm) | #submission IRL Gallery | Artist: Chelsea Seltzer

Like so much of American culture it dazzles with vivid colors, bold tastes and exciting forms but it hides a fetid swamp.

Text and images courtesy the IRL Gallery.

More about the Show, the Artist and Gallery on Instagram:

For catalogue and all other inquiries please contact IRL Gallery :

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Go Team, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 40 x 30 in (101.6 x 76.2 cm) | Artwork by Chelsea Seltzer | IRL Gallery

Munchies Art Club says a big thanks to the IRL Gallery Team and the Artist Chelsea Seltzer for the great exhibition submission!

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