I love art/videos/messages like this. This one happens to be really similar to the work of an artist I met recently, Jessica Lagunas. In “Para besarte mejor,” “Para acariciarte mejor,” and “Para verte mejor,” Lagunas puts on lipstick, nailpolish, and mascara respectively for an hour. The end result is an horrific-looking satire of beauty standards. She also has some other really cool work, especially relating to the status of women in Guatemala, that is totally worth checking out.
From On-Verge: Next to a GNC, a Duane Reade, and a busy New York hotel, a colorful wonderland inhales and exhales in a storefront window Mid-town. The “wonderland” is Anne Ferrer’s latest installation, Billowing Beauty, on view at The LAB, a midtown art gallery that specializes in “outrospectives.” The Paris-based artist works in fabric and air, so to speak. Using brightly colored textiles, she crafts oddly shaped creatures or objects that are then inflated by fans, creating a living choreography […]
New post up at On-Verge about the Art x Women series at the Affordable Art Fair this year: Nine galleries collaborated to host the first-ever section dedicated to work by women artists at an art fair. Though the feminist art movement rose to prominence during the cultural revolution of the 1970s, many hurdles continue to exist in publicizing and popularizing contemporary feminist art. More recently, through the effort of feminist artists, curators, and organizations, women-produced art has seen a resurgence […]
My review of A.I.R. Gallery’s But that is another story… is up on On-Verge, CUE Foundation’s new alternative art criticism blog. The show was great and I especially loved Jeanette May’s bachelor series. (Some of the “bachelors” were at the opening reception, as well, which is always fun and surreal.) Check out the full article at On-Verge. For more information about the show, hit up A.I.R. Gallery.