My acrylic paintings explore the original source of the social constructs that put us and keep us in the position we are today as women. As early as 10,000 BCE our perceived worth as females began to wane. Through research of major social influences (religion, mythology and the written word) I visually interpret specific stories or incidents that helped shape our social trajectory. I often collage printed pages of significant literature on to my canvases to represent the power the written word or to relate the painting to a specific story or idea. With a better understanding of our path I can make more sense of where we are today and where we might be tomorrow.
Palmer Earl was born and raised in New York City where her passion for painting was sparked at an early age by the city’s many art museums. She began taking painting classes at age seven and went on to earn her BFA from School of Visual Arts.
In 2017 she had paintings in the show “Wage On! Women, Art, and Money” presented by Women’s Caucus for Art, Juried by Helga Christoffersen of The New Museum, at Ceres Gallery in New York.