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Landed Badgirls-with-horns

Gladys Nilsson

1969

watercolor on paper

11 1/8" x 14 3/4"

This work is from a series based “very loosely” on the TV show Star Trek. While the figures don ring neck shirts and Vulcan ears like characters on the show, the narrative of the painted scene is rendered from the artist’s imagination. Nilsson notes that “for some reason, the exchanges and confrontations between the characters on the show struck a chord with my work. I did a bunch of mini adventures on paper that lasted about a season.” In 1970, her first solo show at the Phyllis Kind Gallery was almost entirely from this body of work.

Credit

Museum Purchase, through the Brittingham Foundation Fund