Through soft sculpture, found object, installation, and video, my work explores concepts of place identity, gender inequalities and stereotypes, patriotism, and class, I strive to create accessible work with an entry point to unpack political issues that have become points of division in today’s political and social landscape.
Warm Gun examines the United States’ issues of gun violence and masculinity through a collection of colorfully quilted, droopy, caricatures of assault weapons, bringing ‘macho’ objects into a traditionally feminine sphere and questioning their potency.
Natalie Baxter (b. 1985, Kentucky) received her MFA from the University of Kentucky in 2012 and BA in Fine Art from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN in 2007. Her work has been exhibited recently in New York City at the Elijah Wheat Showroom, Sears-Peyton Gallery, and Mulherin Gallery, at Yale University, Byrong School of Art in Australia, The Museum of Design in Atlana, and internationally at The Anti Art Fair in London. Størpunkt Contemporary in Munich, and Schaufenster Gallery in Berlin. Baxter’s work has been featured in The New York Time, Vice, Hyperallergic, Huffinton Post, and The Guardian, and Domino Magazine, among others. Baxter has been as artist in residence at The Wassaic Project, a fellowship recipient at the Vermont Studio CEnter, and a Queens Arts Fun grant recipient. She currently lives and works in New York City.