Having enjoyed an influential career as a photographer, writer and educator, Deborah Bright returned to painting and drawing more recently, wanting to give form to an inner world of memories, passions and signs. Her work draws from diverse sources, including American Modernism, Acid Pop, Chicago Imagists, and the work of assorted feminist and eccentric artists with whom she feels kinship. Neckties from the artist’s collection shed their masculine mystique and dance exuberantly over, around and under fragmented planes and forms. The artist’s left hand (the sinister one) appears in a number of works, making signs whose meanings are multiple and open-ended. Marrying abstract and representational forms in vibrant compositions of saturated color, Bright’s imagery is sensual, absorbing and deeply queer. 


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