The Los Angeles-based artist, who navigates “the intersections of race, gender, age, and religion,” will explore self-portraiture through character and performance that introduces “a new cast of women,” each played by her.
Using sculpture and photography, as well as a large installation of hand-held mirrors, the series of works will employ exaggeration, camp and drag to dissect social constructions, her own biracial identity and the notions of beauty in general. Using herself as a starting points, Gaignard uses her own experience as a way to connect and speak about the “mythologies of Blackness, femininity, and youth that permeate what it means to survive, then and now, as a woman in America.”
See the the Shulamit Nazarian website for details.**