Zoe Beaudry

Eat (2017)
oil on canvas
24 x 24 in.

My work contains commonplace subject matter rendered in an uncomfortable or unusual way, provoking a question about the familiar, and whether being “at home” is a safe place to be.

“Eat” functions simultaneously as an appealing invitation and as a repulsive command, depending on the perspective of the viewer; a grotesque Rubin’s vase. To this end, the subject matter has been rendered precisely yet ambiguously, and may bring to mind a scolding mother, a generous host, or a cruel tormentor.

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