Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CHICAGO: Tiffany Gholar

Tiffany Gholar, Exquisite Corpse.  Courtesy of the artist.
Imperfect Beauty
April 11 – May 7, 2014

Opening reception/book signing: Friday, April 11, 2014, 5-9pm

The Fine Arts Building
410 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

From exhibit press release:

Tiffany Gholar’s exhibit Imperfect Beauty brings together two bodies of the artist’s work (The Doll Project and Post-Consumerism) united under a single theme. Both projects are about accepting imperfection and escaping the destructive influence of perfectionism. 

The Doll Project is a series of conceptual digital photographs of fashion dolls that critique the negative messages the media gives young girls about their physical appearance. Gholar states, “My goal in creating these photos is to encourage viewers to think for themselves and create their own more inclusive standards of beauty.” 

Post-Consumerism features abstract assemblages made of found objects such as cardboard boxes and plastic bags. The recycled objects are repainted in enticing colors and the resulting pieces have tantalizing, sculptural textures. 

The April 11th reception also serves as a book launch and signing for Gholar’s self-published art books The Doll Project and Imperfect Things.

Tiffany Gholar lives and works in Chicago. She has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago, an AAS in interior design from Harrington College of Design (Chicago, IL), and an MA in Painting from Governors State University (University Park, IL). Her solo exhibition credits include The Harold Washington Library (2013), The Adler School for Professional Psychology (2013), and the University of Illinois at Chicago (2012). Gohlar has participated in group shows at The Chicago Center for Green Technology (2013) and The Chicago Children’s Museum (2012). 

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