Caitlin MacBride "Private Practice"

Real Fine Arts

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MacBride's oil paintings exhibit the complicated intersection between contemporary painting, upwardly-mobile fashion, pop culture, and nth-wave feminism.

The figures she paints are mannequins: The poser powerhouse kitsch of Jodamo International--its playfully improvised outfits; the dusty headless figure in shoulder pads; the sun-bleached Designer Promise.

Soft cheeks, well-formed lips, and shiny hair. Apostrophes, Rectangles, Semi Colons.

These figures inhabit a sub-world of magical thinking where an outfit has real-world effects and a haircut can make a girl's life fall into place like a sweet combination of accessories in a movie makeover montage.

Mannequins in generous, big-shouldered suits call up a nostalgia or yearning for the fetishistic uniform with a job description, gently rising from the merchandise draped over stiff, graphic bodies.



from September 05, 2009 to October 18, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-09-05 from 18:00 to 21:00

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