Linda Besemer explores the plasticity and physicality of painting. Spilling from aluminum rods affixed to gallery walls are dried sheets of two-sided patterned acrylic paint. Referencing critical theory, feminism, objecthood, decoration and finish fetish, Besemer’s paintings question the forms and underlying signifying practices of modernism, abstraction and the two-dimensionality of the medium.
Besemer’s paintings have been featured in numerous museums, most notably: The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Corcoran Museum of Contemporary Art, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Albright Knox Museum, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Grand Arts Center for Contmeporary Arts, SITE, Sante Fe, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, and The Palm Beach ICA. She is also exhibiting internationally in Europe and Mexico.—Art Theory