On view at Works/San Jose:
February 3 - March 17, 2012
Friday, March 2, 7pm
Panel Discussion with the Artists:
Sunday, March 11, 2pm
365 South Market Street,
San Jose, CA 95113
Femme Fatale is a seductive and haunting exhibition exploring the complexities of femininity. Featuring the work of Bay Area artists Jody Alexander, Connie Begg, Victoria May, Stephanie Metz, and Sylvia Min, Femme Fatale is both a subtle homage and commentary of domesticity, social constructs, and the feminine experience.
Jody Alexander references domesticity and “values” through an installation of found objects carefully wrapped in fabric. Fascinated by history and feminine iconography, Connie Begg illuminates the tension of capturing a frightening yet beautiful object through historical photographic processes. Victoria May’s organza and steel based forms reflect her interest in domesticity, tension, and dichotomy, and allude to the fundamental struggles inherent in the human condition. Influenced by her experiences as a mother, Stephanie Metz utilizes wool fibers and textiles while she attempts to "distill the essence of a creature" and acknowledges our mammalian roots in her mysterious sculptures. Inspired by changes in social constructs and women's roles, Sylvia Min examines the iconic image of the bride through her paintings and memorializes housewives in her small-scale sculptures.
The artwork, while diverse in form, resonates with overlapping proclivities towards detail, concept, and tone. Monochromatic sculptures, installations, paintings, and photographs seduce and disturb through layers of inherent tensions, enigmatic contrasts, and meticulous handwork.
Femme Fatale is curated by Sylvia Min. For more information, please email: email@example.com