THE INTERSECTION OF ART & BEAUTY
Recently we visited the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA) to see its “Variations: Conversations In and Around Abstract Art” show. While we were completely dazzled by the stunning Mark Bradford, Mark Grotjahn, Amy Sillman, and Sterling Ruby paintings, it was one artist’s work, Rachel Lachowicz‘s, that had us transfixed. Her two installations, Cell: Interlocking Construction (left) and Lipstick Urinals (right), were constructed primarily of makeup! Lachowicz, whose work can be found in permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, MOCA Los Angeles, MFA Boston, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, explores the relationship of identity, politics, and gender predominantly through the use of cosmetics. We’re certainly intrigued by her extreme makeover!