Beth Scher

Beth Scher, a recent alumna of the University of the Arts MFA program, just had her work featured in the Huffington Post.

As Scher states on her website:

“In my travels to Israel, I became deeply sympathetic to the plight of women conscripted into military service. In my paintings, I portray them as young women who intentionally seek to display their sexuality and vulnerability, yet are trained killers, in a position of power and placed in serious conflicts.”

The article faithfully describes her reasons for making art about female soldiers.  Using the word “embroidered” to describe them was a bit of a misnomer, and alien to the ways I’ve heard Scher describe her current series.  In any case, the important thing is that the work is solid, thoughtful, and well worth a look.