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Eileen Starr Moderbacher
updated: 03/19/2009
website: www.artisteileen.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled
Untitled#2
Untitled#3
Untitled#4
Untitled#5
Untitled#6
Untitled#7
Untitled#8
Ricochet
False Impressions
Untitled#9
Gravity
The Kiss
Refuge
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative
 
 
Untitled by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
Untitled
colored pencil, graphite on vellum
January, 2009
9" x  12" 
Untitled#2 by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
Untitled#2
colored pencil, graphite on vellum
January, 2009
9" x  12" 
Untitled#3 by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
Untitled#3
colored pencil, graphite on vellum
January, 2009
9" x  12" 
Untitled#4 by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
Untitled#4
colored pencil, graphite on vellum
January, 2009
9" x  12" 
Untitled#5 by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
Untitled#5
colored pencil, graphite on vellum
January, 2009
9" x  12" 
Untitled#6 by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
Untitled#6
colored pencil, graphite on vellum
January, 2009
9" x  12" 
Untitled#7 by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
Untitled#7
colored pencil, graphite on vellum
January, 2009
9" x  12" 
Untitled#8 by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
Untitled#8
colored pencil, graphite on vellum
January, 2009
9" x  12" 
Ricochet by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
Ricochet
graphite on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
False Impressions by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
False Impressions
graphite on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
Untitled#9 by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
Untitled#9
colored pencil, graphite on vellum
January, 2009
9" x  12" 
Gravity by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
Gravity
graphite on paper
2007
30" x  22" 
The Kiss by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
The Kiss
graphite on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
Refuge by Eileen Starr Moderbacher
Refuge
graphite on paper
2007
22" x  30" 

Artist Statement
ARTIST’S STATEMENT / 2008 /


Past, present, and future merge in my paintings. Images of women from newspaper clippings, magazines and my own photos intrigue me. It is the combination of their specific poses, strikingly exaggerated, and almost mannered in posture, which suggest and trigger associations in me.

Body language changes through time. How people move in space and how facial expressions vary have a bigger influence than actual words. In my work I am investigating how these seemingly disparate feminine entities in all their guises evolve out of different time periods and social stratas. How do they interact with our psyches? How do the historical martyr, sexy film noir female, comic super-heroine inter-relate?

Meanings change over time. Mythological symbols — actions and domains that had always been presided over by Goddesses came to be presided over by male gods. The snake, a symbol of good, became a symbol of evil by the time the story of Adam and Eve changed its meaning.

“Isms” change their meaning. How has the definition of feminism developed since the 60’s? Is there room now for sensuality within our definition? Have we, as women, gleaned any “isms” from the example of Joan of Arc, a true historical figure who became a martyr? Have we, as women, become collectively stronger in the course of time/history? Do we need to take on roles usually prescribed to men to become strong (e.g. the woman detective)? What kind of choices do we have? Do we still attribute very sensual/sexual qualities to blondes as we did in the 50’s? Have we changed?

Artist Bio / CV
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2008 Danger Girl, Mission 17, San Francisco, California.
2007 Urban Landscapes, Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, California.
2007 Urban Landscapes, Sanchez Art Center, Linda del Mar, California.
2004 Cruisin’ America, Mill Valley Community Center, Mill Valley, California.