Magazine Drag

Magazine models used as the basis for large-scale paintings. Vacuous, seductive and repulsive images of commodity posturing, aggressively redelivered with a gothic-camp attitude which was absorbed from alternative club culture, then amped up even more via flashy painting techniques (dumbly describing hair and make-up) on heavy black oil backgrounds. The collage/drag sensibility was then expanded into theatrical assemblage work with multiple panels arranged on the wall and the incorporation of low relief.