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Rebecca Litt

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You Can Hide Your Longing Here, 48” x 42”, oil on canvas, 2011
A Place We Guard With Brittle Defenses, 42” x 60”, oil on canvas, 2011
Sanctuary, 22” x 30”, charcoal on paper, 2011
March of the Penguins, 10” x 10” x 7”, oil on wood and polymer clay, 2010
Warehouse Waiting Game, 48” x 60”, oil on linen, 2010
Artist's Statement

In this work, I create fictional scenarios involving awkward characters who unwittingly cling to a false sense of security. Working mainly from my imagination, I recast bits of autobiography and everyday observations as mysterious, opaque narratives that unfold in a slightly skewed Brooklyn landscape. The bittersweet humor lies mostly in the psychological tension of the characters, whose self-perception does not match the reality around them. Their wishful thinking and willful blindness is a thin shield against the onslaught of unwanted self-awareness. On some level they know that the illusion of safety is on the verge of being broken.


Rebecca Litt is a Brooklyn-based artist with an MFA from Indiana University and a BFA from Tufts University in conjunction with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has exhibited in Brooklyn and New England. This spring she will be in a show at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art featuring work by artists from the La Napoule Art Foundation residency in southern France, which she attended in 2009. While much of her work is painting-based, she has also worked on projects as varied as rap videos about the art world, which can be found here - - and cocktails spoofing Damien Hirst. Her full CV can be found here -