The Race

The Race, oil on canvas, 32” × 32”, 2009

The Race
Oil on canvas, 32” × 32”, 2009.

Everybody is watching something, as usual indistinct. Two women stand in the foreground in very different outfits: one in swimming suit and the other sporting a mauve dress. This striking attire, whirling around her shapes, and the additional soft pouch dangling from her arm, which could have been perceived as inappropriate in that context of semi-naked bodies, create instead a sense of femininity and sophistication, elevating her above the common crowd.