Ellen Gallagher, Bouffant Pride, 2003
From the Cleveland Museum of Art:
Ellen Gallagher’s work has been called “slyly lovely and perversely indirect.” The daughter of a white Irish mother and a black African father, Gallagher often uses stereotypical images of black culture to humorously address issues of racial identity and its social consequences. Bouffant Pride appropriates an advertisement of the 1960s from the magazine Ebony for wigs marketed toward African Americans. Gallagher produced twenty photogravures of the image and then transformed each using plasticine, paint, ink, toy eyeballs, and scissors. Gallagher liberates her wig figures from their fugitive past, transforming the musty, yellowed “race” magazines of another time into humorous yet critical emblems of the present.
from my private art postcard collection …
Ferdinand Lured by Ariel - John Everett Millais, 1849-50
These days, if I’m not working, eating or sleeping, I’m LNWCing. I miss painting and uploading stuff, so I’m copping out and uploading some old ones that I haven’t put on tumblr yet… just for the pathetic rush of clicking “create post”.
I fucking love Hamlet.