Frances Goodman Exhibition

Richard Taittinger Gallery

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Richard Taittinger Gallery presents TRANSMOGRIFIED, the third solo exhibition of works by Frances Goodman at Richard Taittinger Gallery.

“The genesis of the new series of sequin paintings for the exhibition lies in the work I did during the 2020 lockdown. Unable to work with other people in a live environment, I turned to the social media platforms available to me. The extreme makeup/makeover trend – already popular even before the lockdown – rose to new heights during it because people were isolated at home with a lot of time on their hands. What appeared to start as a very niche and exclusive drag subculture moved into the mainstream. “Makeup has become a subculture all of its own. In communities centered around Instagram and YouTube, young people gather virtually to look for inspiration, swap product tips, and master tricky techniques.”

What is fascinating about this new subculture is that it is taking place in isolation; it is a solitary endeavour. People are applying makeup in order to perform within the confines of their own homes, dressing up, taking a photo, and then just removing it. The very essence of what it means to perform has changed. Instead of dressing up and preparing to step out in front of an audience, the act of dressing up has become the performance. The act of viewing and gratifying oneself is as important as the approval of the very removed audience.”

-Frances Goodman



from May 27, 2021 to July 24, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-05-27 from 14:00 to 20:00

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