The Rise, The Fall, and The Rise by Brix Smith Start $18.95 - American Brix Smith Start spent ten years in The Fall with Mark E. Smith while being married to him, which ended in a violent disintegration. Growing up in the Hollywood Hills in the '60s in a dilapidated pink mansion her life has …
Splendid Gallery of Fictitious Women #1
48p, color, 5.5"x7.75"
"A female iconography, in fragments. Appropriated elements of text (from sources such as The Female Malady, A Room of One's Own, and A Woman Under the Influence) and collages are woven together to tell the stream of consciousness narrative of a woman. Like voices in your head, the text and visual signs expose the frailties of identity itself. Diaristic elements and personal ephemera are softly blurred into the composition, becoming part of the illusion of it all, condensed and chaotic. In creating a "unique" image of ourselves, we find the horror and confusion in the excess, in all of the images of women we can ourselve portray."