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ABOVE: Glass Breakfast, Carmen Neely
︎ Chicago

Glass Breakfast: Carmen Neely

Ian Carstens

Carmen Neely is a North Carolina-born painter who currently lives and works in Chicago IL. Neely brings a critically intersectional approach to Abstract Expressionism by means of addressing aspects of femininity and sensuality. With mark-making almost akin to portraiture, Neely challenges sentimentally by celebrating it to the point of interpretive subversion.




Ian Carstens (he/him) is a writer, filmmaker and curator based in the Midwest. Carstens is also an associate editor for Ruckus.

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