Friday, 18 October 2013
Sunday, 6 October 2013
These are from my iPhone, hence poor quality
Exhibition is open 2nd-16th October, Oxford House, Bethnal Green. Go have a look.
This is what the paragraph says...
'Fundamentally a figurative painter, Anna Garrett's work draws imagery from the mass-media. Primarily images from advertising and fashion magazines, her work engages with contemporary popular culture, desire and the concept of the ‘American dream’. Through examining and appropriating fashion photography into her gestural paintings, Garrett questions society's perception of beauty within her work and notions of glamour. Her work also addresses the 'constructed image'. As a painter, the artist has full control over the outcome of the final image: a metaphor for the superficiality of the fashion and media image. Despite the often fallacious photographs having an original ‘real’ source, they are not ‘reality’. Aware of her own consumer desires, she also pulls on notions of vanity.'
Posted by Anna Garrett at 12:25
Saturday, 5 October 2013
The argument I have been thinking about... Sexual empowerment vs. sexual vulnerability
(in media imagery)
And she wasn't calling recording artists prostitutes, she was using prostitute as a verb.
'The industry and it’s associates dictate the artistry. The songs are about nothing.. The looks are all distractions. The big visual displays at shows.. The fakeness.'
Posted by Anna Garrett at 11:51