Spotlight
Spotlight
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Spotlight
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Spotlight

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16”x20”
Mixed media on canvas
2022


This painting is part of the Funhouse exhibition for the Art Gallery of Hamilton, curated by Nathan Eugene Carson, and is inspired by the chaos that takes place in both the physical environment and the human mind before a big event. There were two pieces in total, the other two sold during exhibition.

For Funhouse, the artist explores the spectacle that takes place behind the scenes during the “getting ready” phase of an event. The routine preparations that take place before a performance - whether it be backstage, in the change room, or at home in front of the bathroom mirror - are expressed in this collection using a variety of symbolic instruments and media.

Life is a performance and the process of “getting ready” before facing “the audience” can be a mysterious, provocative experience, especially when the final sense of Self that is presented to the audience has been carefully crafted and curated to communicate a specific persona.

Inspired greatly by the spectacle of major life events - weddings, funerals, milestone birthdays - as well as public performances - stage plays, concerts, opening receptions - the artist uses various intimate clothing items, makeup, and body parts to create unique markings on the canvas. These works originated as one large mural which were later cropped into smaller pieces - a nod to the parts of ourselves that are curated for the audience while we withhold the parts of ourselves that we choose not to reveal.

 


More about this product:

This painting is mounted on 1.5" gallery stretcher bars. 

This painting comes with hanging hardware and is ready to hang. It is light-weight and can also be easily displayed by leaning it on a surface, or mounted inside a floating frame for a more polished look.  

Please note that the buyer is responsible for any shipping charges, but the artist will facilitate the process by obtaining quotes, packaging the product safely, and bringing it to a shipping centre at no extra cost. Reach out to the artist directly through the Contact page for any inquiries regarding this piece. *Frame not included.

*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world.