It's on Me
Grace Bromley was born and raised in Chicago, IL where she attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently living in New York City and painting in her studio in Queens. Her work explores themes of domesticity, ritual, and indulgence. As a result of the worlds current political and health crises, This most recent series delves explicitly into the world of dining- The act of sharing food together, especially outside.
Taking into consideration the pressure of the current state of the world that have caused us to question our priorities, pleasures, and desires, she portrays these moments of intimacy as they migrate outdoors . Forks become figures and figures find their place in the background. Bugs and blades are found along side plates and fresh summer fruit is smeared on knees, fingers and tables. As space becomes increasingly restricted, we struggle to remain connected. At this moment, the outdoors facilitate the ritual of dining together and fulfill our sensorial cravings - through touch, through taste.