VANITY FOR PATRICIA HEARST (1997)

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VANITY FOR PATRICIA HEARST (1997)

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Unique Aluminum, Glass, Incandescent Light, Fabric   

33 ¼ 36 ¼ x 16 ¼ in.

Unique

 

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Notes

The series presents a series of make-up vanities that extend their physical presence as sites for the transformation of identity.  Structural modifications of the components utilized by vanities (mirrors, lights, counter,) will juxtapose the private world of the user and their public persona.  They mark the boundary of masquerade, as sites where public faces are applied and removed, often accompanied by sound mixes of desired voices and dialogues with the self.  With their brightly illuminated performative arena, the make-up vanity simulates the theater itself in condensed scale.  The time and space between action and reaction, performer and audience is short-circuited, compressed into a single reflected image on mirrored glass.

 

Exhibited

Dennis Adams: Vanities,  Kent Gallery, New York25 October thru 29 November, 1997

Dream Architecture,  Kent Gallery, New York29 May thru 22 July, 1999