Daisy May Sheff

there is something polluted about Sheff’s bucolic tableaux. Animals in repose are disturbed by passages of mottled hues that refuse to settle into familiar, nameable shades. The chroma are telluric and ripe, even vaguely threatening. Painter Amy Sillman, whose work seems an inspiration to Sheff, has described her own use of color as a tool of negation.