Anya Kielar's "Shadow Box" on the second floor of Pioneer Works is a room draped in powder pink particles and greige-violet waves. From this pastel tapestry aether emerge three figures: The Guardian crouched and prowling; The Queen, clad in a fluted corset of armor; and The Amazon, bare and vulnerable with eyes closed. Each are portraits of an ethereal femininity central to Anya Kielar’s “Shadow Box,” their hair blowing in the cosmic wind.
Anya Kielar’s Sculptural Portraits Command the Female Gaze at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn
In her new show at Pioneer Works, “Shadow Box,” the artist portrays confinement and the soft power of womanhood in fluid sculptures.