Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Elizabeth Berdann

30 of my worst features

30 of my worst features

Elizabeth Berdann. 30 of my worst features, 1992.

Description:
30 of my worst features is a collection of 30 miniature paintings framed by jewelry findings. Some of the labeled paintings are: "Hairy bikini line," "Pale skin," "No cleavage," and "Cellulite." This installation explores, in a tongue-in-cheek way, issues of feminine identity. Preciousness combines with humor to elicit questions of cultural definitions of beauty, self-fascination, and narcissism.

Medium:
Installation

Tags:
sexuality, self-portraiture, conceptual, catalog, painting, oil painting, body, self-portrait, portrait, humor, humorous, identity, gender, figure, figurative, female imagery, beauty, aging, body image, nude, realism

Images
The Wall of Tongues (detail)The Wall of Tongues30 of my worst features (detail: "Cellulite")30 of my worst featuresAgnes, Age 90Edna, 91"The Emotions, or, The Physiognomical Structures of Expression...", #15

Location
New York, NY
USA

Contact
elizabeth@elizabethberdann.com

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