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Orange You Glad You Don’t Have Hair Like Artist Ann Pachner?

Ann Pachner’s Chanting (2004).Courtesy the artist and A.I.R Gallery


Ann Pachner creates bright, voluptuous objects and images. She does wood carvings that look like casual teepees or leaves that a fairy might use to float down a river on. She presents five-foot pencil drawings in their original and digitized form, images that suggest fire, hair, or a lady's ballooning skirt. Here, it's not clear if Pachner is making the best of a bad hair day or if said bad hair day has provoked a nuclear reaction of sorts. Either way, we're hoping our next bad hair day looks as dramatic as this — and perhaps we'll also try and pass it off as art. Pachner's one-woman show closes at A.I.R Gallery in Chelsea tomorrow. —Emma Pearse