DIMENSIONS 21.5" x 16" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 35, 2013
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Cassandra MacLeod mixes manual, mechanical, and digital processes to manipulate photocopied images selected from art historical sources. Léger (2) is part of a body of work wherein MacLeod uses imagery of women's faces appropriated from the paintings of Fernand Léger. Expressionless and devoid of individual features, these works demolish an idealized feminine beauty and challenge traditional representations of gender. As the figures buckle and twist into caricatures, they confuse the gaze which originally conceived them. For this particular painting, MacLeod used a Xerox machine, screenprinting, spray paint and a wash of color to distort and obscure the original image - the final result clearly evidencing its multilayered process.
Framing options are black or white painted wood, 3/4" wide flat face and 1" deep, with UV acrylic glass.