Phyllis Bramson. My World...And Everywhere It Takes Me

11 Oct 2016 – 12 Nov 2016

Littlejohn Contemporary

New York
New York, United States


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My World…And Everywhere It Takes Me” Bramson reveals romantic and evocative depictions of her poetic internal world.


The artist paints passionately and infuses her work with lighthearted arbitrariness and amusing anecdotes about love and affection in an often cold and hostile world. Her narratives are used as a repository for feelings which often collide and intermingle between notions of the personal, the decorative and, at the same time, propose a story but don’t tell an ending.

In her childhood home, Bramson was surrounded by collections and mishmashes of high and low.  Kitsch was juxtaposed with assorted objects such as Asian female figurines, paintings, and Oriental wallpaper. The artist’s visual roots have been a continuous presence in her work, while also employing narration and inspiration from Chinese Pleasure Gardens as well as Indian miniatures, paintings by Fragonard, Boucher, and Henry Darger.  Bramson engages in abstraction and collage combined with figuration, co-mingling folly with value-infused feelings about the human condition.  Balancing delicately between the humorous and somewhat disturbing, her work offers a glimpse into the depictions of playful eccentric spaces and the "bawdy banal".

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