Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Sarah Doyle is showing paintings and a short animation of actresses playing other actresses in biopics for the too much is not enough show.
Kim L Pace, Jessica Voorsanger, Gavin Toye, Cathy Lomax, Sarah Doyle
10 January - 8 February 2009
Private View: Friday 9 Jan 6-9pm
'Fandom is one of the purest forms of unrequited love; it is both euphoric and destroying. You love them and they don't want to be anywhere near you.' Jessica Voorsanger.
The delirium of fame and fandom along with the darker underbelly of worn out and depraved celebrity define the work in this show by five artists who each have their own fascination with this heady subject matter.
The psychological compensation of either identifying with, or idolising a star can be seen as an attempt to make up for the inadequacies of modern life. However far from being a reactionary dismissal of these adolescent and dysfunctional yearnings, the participating artists deem identification with their subject matter and wry humour a legitimate site from which to work.
Themes in the show include Patrick Swayze and his equine love interest, the inevitable end of the kitsch Hollywood idol Jayne Mansfield, screaming teenage fans, actresses playing other actresses and karaoke wannabes.
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See more images from Too Much Is Not Enough here on Flickr