Rules of Conduct vs. Sentimental Realities, 2011
mixed media and collage on canvas, 66" x 54" x 2"
"Bramson's ornate sense of spectacle with her theatrical use of pattern, decorative elements and filigree recall historic notions of the Rococo, but revisited by an artist cognizant of postmodern strategies of appropriation and multiple points of view, as well as the irony embedded in such contemporary concepts as kitsch."
Lanny Silverman, Former Chief Curator, Chicago Cultural Center.
"Phyllis Bramson’s imaginative portrayals of stereotypical sexual relationships incorporate the passionate complexity of eastern mythology, the sexual innuendos of soap operas and sometimes the happy endings of cartoons.”