Wearable Nostalgia: Deconstructing Barbie & Ken

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Wearable Nostalgia: Deconstructing Barbie & Ken

Time: December 5, 2009 at 11am to January 16, 2010 at 5pm
Location: Luke & Eloy Gallery
Street: 5169 Butler Street
City/Town: Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Website or Map: http://www.lukeandeloy.ning.c…
Phone: 412.784.1919
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Luke & Eloy Gallery
Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2010

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Click HERE for Jennifer Baron's excellent review of Wearable Nostalgia: Deconstructing Barbie & Ken in PopCity Media !! December 2, 2009



Opening: December 5, 2009
Closing: January 16, 2010

"Wearable Nostalgia: Deconstructing Barbie & Ken"

In honor of Barbie's 50th birthday, Luke & Eloy Gallery is pleased to feature Brooklyn, NY based artist Margaux Lange with a solo exhibition of Lange's hilarious and irreverent jewelry. Margaux received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD where she graduated "Cum Laude" in 2001.


Artist Statement:
Barbie dolls were extremely significant in fueling my creative life as a child. They were controlled and manipulated to fit infinite situations of my choosing. I immersed myself in on-going narratives (complete with elaborate hand-made dwellings) where all my fears, embarrassments, joys and explorations of human interactions could be played out like characters on a stage. An invaluable tool for the expansion of my imagination as a child, ironically, Barbie continues to be such for me as an adult.

Whether you love her or hate her, there are few who feel neutral about the plastic princess. I am fascinated with who she is as a cultural icon, her distinguished celebrity status, and the enormous impact she has had on our society. Specifically, I’m intrigued with her influence in defining gender roles of women in contemporary American culture.

- Margaux Lange

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studio618 Comment by studio618 on January 1, 2010 at 6:37pm
Would love to come to see the pieces personally, but if I can be beamed over.
Comment by Robert Dancik on December 1, 2009 at 7:27am
Fabulous work!!! Barbie has never looked so enticing.
Minilde Comment by Minilde on November 27, 2009 at 2:39am
Great!!!!
Comment by Regina Rose Malone on November 26, 2009 at 5:20pm
I love these pieces.
Comment by Jan Huling on November 26, 2009 at 1:27pm
Boy I wish I could be there. Margaux is my favorite!
Comment by Charlotte Kruk on November 26, 2009 at 1:25pm
OUTSTANDING!
Allison B. Comment by Allison B. on November 26, 2009 at 12:33pm
Wonderful Jewelry ! I wish I could attend! I'm to far away. Congrats!
Comment by Oblik Atelier on November 26, 2009 at 11:31am
Congrats to Margaux!!!!
Comment by Pam Sanders on November 26, 2009 at 11:07am
Fantastic jewelry.

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