‘The Powder Room’

Genevieve Gaignard introduces a new cast of women in drag for The Powder Room at Shulamit Nazarian, Apr 15 – May 20

13 April 2017

Genevieve Gaignard is presenting solo exhibition The Powder Room at Los Angeles’ Shulamit Nazarian, opening April 15 and running to May 20.

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.**

Genevieve Gaignard, ‘Hidden Fences’ (2017). Photograph. Courtesy the artist + Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles.
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