Opening Reception: Saturday March 10, 1 - 4 PM Cathy Daley in attendance
Newzones is pleased to host a solo exhibition by Cathy Daley.
Collected by the National Gallery of Canada, Cathy Daley's artwork is a leading force in the Canadian art scene.Known for her iconic drawings, Daley's work reflects a savvy aesthetic driven by the contemporary figure yet coloured by post-feminist ideas surrounding the female form.
Drawing from the world of high fashion and our fascination with vintage Hollywood sex symbols, Daley's works made with black oil pastel on white vellum is a contemporary exploration of both body politics and culturally accepted images of femininity.These iconic drawings often point to the formulas behind many stereotypes, which are built on unrealistic ideals of perfection and cultural caricatures propagated by the fashion world.
Of her artwork Roni Feinstein from Art in America writes: "These drawings reflect a contemporary, post-feminist ambivalence toward fashion, critiquing the garment industry's wrapped-and-bound feminine ideal and the notion of woman as spectacle. But irony in Daley's cultural criticism is the source of much of the drawing's wit. While recognizing the limitations imposed by old ideals, she also acknowledges their grace and appeal and expresses a certain nostalgia and yearning."