I'm headed up to Lake Tahoe next week so the blog will be on a short break until Friday.
Lake Tahoe - Copyright Katie Shapiro
Since that will be short notice, I'd like to let you know about Simone Lueck's first solo show, which is opening at Kopeikin Gallery's new digs in Culver City, coinciding with the Culver City art walk next Saturday the 18th.
Copyright Simone Lueck
"For the past year the artist has been placing ads on Craigslist and in newspapers in various US cities soliciting older woman to pose as glamorous movie stars. The pictures are collaborations: Each participant is asked to provide her own makeup, hair and wardrobe. As active players in the affair, the women are able to shape their individual portrayal. The shows are fantasies, and the performance reflects each woman's perception of glamour. Through these private exhibitions, a culture of faded glamour emerges. The women are understood to be motivated by the desire to perform, as though this essential desire had been left idle and unfulfilled. While posing as a glamorous movie star, each woman is, for a moment, fulfilling her fantasy. The series reveals a world where faded glamour is glowing, harsh and beautiful."
Saturday, September 18th
from 7:34 (The end of Yom Kippur) -10:00
2766 La Cienega Blvd (just north of Washington)
Los Angeles, California 90034