Cathy Daley


New drawings on vellum by Instructor Cathy Daley

 
DateThursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 4:00am

Cost

Free

Email

director@edwardcella.com

Location

Edward Cella Art + Architecture 10 E. Figueroa Street, Suite 3, Santa Barbara, California

Cathy Daley is a Toronto-based artist and Instructor at OCAD, who mines contemporary vocabularies of glamour, fashion, popular culture, to examine the iconography of femininity as it exists in cultural imaginary, personal memory, and fantasy. Building on persistent cultural images inspired by ballerina tutus, the garb of fairy-tale princesses and Barbie doll couture, her large scale pastel-on-velum drawings investigate childhood memories of what it means to be female in Western culture and explores cultural representation of the feminine and the body. She often incorporates the iconography of cartoons, street signage, Hollywood cinema, fairy tales, and mythology into her work.

“These drawings constitute a virtuoso performance... [and] reflect a contemporary post-feminist ambivalence toward fashion, critiquing the garment industry’s wrapped-and-bound feminine ideal and the notion of woman as spectacle.” - Roni Feinstein, Art in America

DateThursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 4:00am

Cost

Free

Email

director@edwardcella.com

Website Location

Edward Cella Art + Architecture 10 E. Figueroa Street, Suite 3, Santa Barbara, California

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Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 4:00am

Cathy Daley is a Toronto-based artist and Instructor at OCAD, who mines contemporary vocabularies of glamour, fashion, popular culture, to examine the iconography of femininity as it exists in cultural imaginary, personal memory, and fantasy. Building on persistent cultural images inspired by ballerina tutus, the garb of fairy-tale princesses and Barbie doll couture, her large scale pastel-on-velum drawings investigate childhood memories of what it means to be female in Western culture and explores cultural representation of the feminine and the body. She often incorporates the iconography of cartoons, street signage, Hollywood cinema, fairy tales, and mythology into her work.

“These drawings constitute a virtuoso performance... [and] reflect a contemporary post-feminist ambivalence toward fashion, critiquing the garment industry’s wrapped-and-bound feminine ideal and the notion of woman as spectacle.” - Roni Feinstein, Art in America

Venue & Address: 
Edward Cella Art + Architecture 10 E. Figueroa Street, Suite 3, Santa Barbara, California
Email: 
director@edwardcella.com
Cost: 
Free
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