Libby Black

Gallery Affiliations: Marx & Zavattero

Region: Pacific Coast

My paintings and drawings are based on contemporary and historic fashion advertisements and fashion spreads. My work uses the iconography of the fashion world and luxury brands to investigate the mechanics of desire, access and privilege, while also exploring themes of imperfection, vulnerability and ambivalence. My process involves culling possible artwork images from many different sources and then pulling those various images together to create a body of work that creates a new narrative. I am drawn to source imagery that may be ambiguous or suggestive of an alternative narrative; something beyond the intended message to sell a product. In some images, the product is absent. What remains is a hint at a story or a mood.