Art from the Heart: Kelly Reemtsen’s Breaking and Entering

Breaking&Entering I consider artist Kelly Reemtsen the queen of illustrative juxtaposition. My God, just look at the sexy back on this woman, the crisp contours of her sun dress—

And of course, the size of her wirecutters.

She plans on doing some serious damage.

I imagine that's because she's suffered some slight herself. What was it? Does her teenager refuse to get out of his room. Is it time to see what the hubby has locked up in the tool shed?  Did a neighbor forget to return her silver tea set?

Whatever the issue, it's payback time.

Even if that means getting her nice white dress smudged. 

One way or another, we women always end up doing the dirty work.

In my book, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, one plot thread has to do with break-ins that are occurring all over the supposedly secure gated community where my heroine lives. But let's face it: no place is totally safe and secure.

Even our hearts can be stolen.

Ms. Reemtsen has a whole series of these desperate housewives. They are total eye candy: bonbons of angst in retro couture. Just my kind of art, because it's straight from the heart.

In fact, she's exhibiting this week (March 3 – 7, 2010), here in San Francisco, at the Armory. Check out the information below…

I'll be floating around, and I hope you'll join me,



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