Susan Siegel in the ‘New York Academy of Art Annual Exhibition’ at Flowers Gallery

The New York Academy of Art’s annual summer exhibition brings together a variety of artwork for sale at accessible prices – a rare proposition in Chelsea’s booming mega-gallery scene. Susan Siegel’s ‘Big Hair’ is a tiny painting at eight by eight inches, but it packs a humorous punch. Substituting a cow for one of the delicate creatures normally populating Baroque painting, Siegel subverts our pleasure in consuming images of excess. (At Flowers Gallery through July 15th).

Susan Siegel, Big Hair, oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches, 2017.