Reared in San Francisco’s Castro district and the owner of a lingerie shop in Kansas City, Missouri, Honig brings a touch of counterculture subversion to her small, stylized figurative drawings. She addresses issues such as sexual vulnerability, consumerism, and social anxiety by mixing a sense of childlike innocence with unsettling references to sex, violence, and oppression. Recalling children’s book illustrations, her images of children or of fractured fairy tales at first glance look innocuous (a pretty little blond girl pulling a toy bunny), but on closer examination reveal troubling consequences (a pinafore covered with swastika-topped flowers). This drawing is part of a larger series called Albocracy, meaning “rule by white people.”
American, born 1976
Black ink, watercolor, and varnish on paper
Image/sheet: 11 ¼ x 7 ½ in. (28.6 x 19.1 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Thomas Robertello, 2010.106
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