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Laylah Ali

March 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Laylah Ali is a very well-known artist based in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Her Acephalous Series, which exhibited last year at Paul Kasmin Gallery, centers on her signature cartoon-like characters. Like all of Laylah Ali’s work, the simplicity and sense of innocence fades upon closer look. As the name suggests some of her characters are missing a head; like the villian Krang in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles they have a head, or a brain, attached to the trunk of their body. The exchanges taking place in these paintings are unsettling, like something from a recurring dream.

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All photos from Paul Kasmin Gallery.