About Karen May
Karen May’s work is almost funerary in nature, seeking to recapture the memories of her past. For more than a half-century May lived with her mother and father and memories of this seemingly idyllic time tend to haunt her work. Her paintings are often depictions of the home they shared. Her sculptures are recreations of her family.
May is also an avid fan of popular music, frequently incorporating lyrics of hit songs and standards into her work.
May manipulates art exhibition advertisements in art periodicals with ink and marker creating detournements. They’ve been exhibited at numerous art fairs by White Columns.