Georges LeBar: Microwave of Mascara
Nov. 30, 2007 – Jan. 6, 2008
Opening Reception: Nov. 29; 6-9 pm
Special Reception: Thursday, January 3, 6 – 9 pm
Join C.M. Clark and Georges LeBar for this poetry reading and book signing event.
A very personal visual vocabulary takes on new meaning in the latest works by painter Georges LeBar, Microwave of Mascara. These paintings display LeBar’s evolving artistic identity as a storyteller and mythmaker within postmodern America. This installation is a glimpse into the reality of consumer culture, melding art, fashion, advertising, and commerce into an allegorical narrative.
Within LeBar’s iconography, it is popular culture that drives our heightened appetite for the outrageous. In a series of startling juxtapositions, fashion models can become canonized as the new saints, and cathedrals depicted as the hottest nightclubs. LeBar’s work documents a culture that responds best to instant gratification, where the microwave becomes an icon for fast food for a frenetic society. Here, the omnipresent mascara wand becomes the talisman of beauty enhancement, perpetuating the mirage of flirtatious female sexuality.
Georges LeBar: Pillowtalk
December 21, 2007 – January 6, 2008
On the occasion of the release of the book “Pillowtalk” Paintings by Georges LeBar & poetry of C.M. Clark, a collaboration of painting and poetry in which the bed is depicted as icon, as locus, the central scene where varying characters enact their dramas.
Project Room exhibitions are made possible by the John C. Graves Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward. The 07/08 visual arts season is sponsored by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.