Out of My Head
Linhares’ subjects are often people and animals set in dream-like narratives. Her fables and allegories, depicted in a raw and immediate style, feature dark, outlined figures against luminous backgrounds. With broad brushstrokes, she creates personal mythologies from a fascinating collection of distorted animals, vivid flowers, and haunting figures. The paintings in Out of My Head include the ominous, gray-toned Grow (1972) with a skeleton watering an Agave; a dancing woman in a voluminous skirt, Spin (1997), and Rabbit (2005) with a larger-than-life hare sitting atop a meadow with bursting, rainbow-colored sky.