In her new work, Rosario Bond reveals a fresh, creative chapter of imaginary narratives devoted to the pleasurable world of delirious, feminine paraphernalia. This world depicts glamour, trends, and what is in vogue in the female universe. In Bond’s works, Twiggy, Barbie, Charlie’s Angels, Madonna, and Lady Gaga all act as axes for feminine stereotypes. They are utopian references to feminine beauty and perfection in a society of luscious bodies and pageantry. Provocative images of dripped, painted figures mingle with imperfect textures, paint, resin and plastic, and a profuse intricacy of feminine simulacra. Images of fashion models cut out from magazines, high-end costume jewelry, luxurious fabrics, fashionable robes, designer shoes, perfumes, and cosmetics conform to the tumultuous arrangement of articles in which the feminine myth materializes. It is “beauty and perfection” as the ultimate goal; or the beauty queen as the ‘feminine mystique’, present in the illusionistic theater of our contemporary values. Using irony, parody, and political stanza, Bond’s paintings, installations, and sculptures reflect on these crucial female predicaments and the insatiable quest for beauty and physical perfection.Be sure to tell them Soul Of Miami sent you!
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