Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Installation views of Deborah Oropallo's new show TALE SPIN. The show consists of a group of twenty-two new pieces, equal parts painting, printmaking and collage. Oropallo uses these techniques to construct radically composed portraits of imaginary woman. As source material for these compositions, Oropallo draws upon her intrigue with early traditions of children's fairy tales. Fairy tales were moral plays meant to scare girls into being good. These portraits embody the complexities of girls/women, their submissive/dominant roles, and touch on their corresponding thematic costumes.

No comments:

Post a Comment