BIG NEWS: On Saturday, Nov 9th, my solo art show Eat Cake opens at the Venice art space, The Space 650. Opening party is this Saturday; RSVP required…see below. Don’t miss it. More on the show below…
EAT CAKE : A decadent photography exhibit by Faith-Ann Young
The Space 650: 650 Sunset Ave Venice CA 90291
Nov 9th - Dec 1st, 2013
Exhibition Preview & VIP Soiree:
Saturday, Nov 9th, 7pm-11 PM
DJs: Heidi Lawden, Glen Walsh
The Space 650 is a private, modernized art studio in an renovated upscale beach pad, with pool and zen-like garden-scape. The party is invite-only - and will feature libations, film projections, art, music, dancing & cake.
Venice, CA (November 3rd, 2013) – On Saturday, November 9th, The Space 650 on 650 Sunset Avenue, Venice, CA, is pleased to present the solo exhibition “Eat Cake” by Venice-based photographer Faith-Ann Young.
“Eat Cake” is a large format photographic series depicting French performance artists, House of Drama. Young met the troupe, which typically perform in the Paris underground night scene, in a basement lounge during Miami Art Basel and followed them to their hometown Paris to create this series. Inspired by still life painting, Romanticism, and magical realism, the work addresses conventions of sexuality, class, and culture. The subjects role-play in a bohemian bourgeoisie apartment in Paris. In some images, they parody traditional husband and wife roles, in others, formal family portraits. In Igor Brewing, Igor casually pours tea, resplendent in 10-inch homemade welded stilettos and thigh-high hosiery. In Ylva in Bloom, dancer Ylva poses spread-legged atop a mantle – one part ornamental Goddess, one part provocative study on female subjugation. The outcome is a colorful exploration of identity and self-expression, art and artifice. Employing their own bodies as canvases, these performance artists become ‘tableaus vivants,’ living pieces of art.