Categories: Antiques & Arts
Size: 140W x 150D x 240H mm
CLAUDIA DEMONTE is an artist, a teacher, a curator, and a collector. she has given each of these simultaneous careers her unfailing attention throughout her adult life. to say she is accomplished in each field is an understatement; in fact, she has excelled in all and has managed to break new ground in each. she's a pioneer, a feminist, an acute observer, and an advocate for the overlooked. this monograph begins with her self-image works of the 1970s –photo-essays, installations, t-shirts – followed by her painted pulp paper sculptures, works in clay, and paintings and her female fetish series (pewter milagros nailed onto wooden objects), fabric pieces and installations ,drawings, and bronzes. the array of media she uses is not only eclectic; it's highly unusual. but demonte has never hesitated to jump in and use whatever feels right. in each stage of her career, with each medium, she has combined sobering commentary on the status of women in the world with lighthearted humor. a paper sculpture might seem both hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. an exquisitely beautiful bronze bowl exudes the power of a sacred object, with women poised at its edges not in the form of traditional goddesses but instead as ponytailed "everywomen". her installations examining questions such as "what is real beauty?" are joyful in their inclusion of images from all over the world, while they force us to confront our own misconceptions of global culture.
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