Andrea Mary Marshall’s ‘Toxic Women’

by Ken HarmanPosted on

Created as a series of metaphorical self- portraits, NYC based artist Andrea Mary Marshall’s newest exhibition ‘Toxic Women’ at Allegra LaViola Gallery explores the wildly contradictory roles of women. Through the personal scope of the feminine experience, Marshall appropriates the format of fashion magazines to create a series of 100 ‘Vague’ covers. Each ‘cover’ focuses on portraiture that examines both the repulsion and attraction of popular culture and the role of women within this cyclical landscape. With stinging commentary on society and a subversive blend of religious iconography and starlets, the work succeeds as both a painful reminder of the destructive nature of modern culture and an intriguing personal meditation on its effects on women. View more images below.

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