Richard Taittinger Gallery presents the first major solo exhibition of works by Frances Goodman. The South african artist explores the emotions surrounding woman’s pursuit to be seen as desirable, confident and powerful in “Rapaciously Yours.”
The collection of work involves large sculptural designs which feature specific materials often associated with females, and through these, Goodman examines how self- ornamentation can serve as a source of empowerment for women.
A large installation, “The Dream,” is constructed of once-worn wedding dresses and fabrics that have been embellished with pearls, necklaces and earrings. The work also includes transcribes of several women’s feelings about marriage. There is also a recording that plays conversations of women sharing their feelings of loss, satisfaction, desire, sexual power and ambition.
“Rapaciously Yours” will run through April 17. The Richard Taittinger Gallery is located at 154 Ludlow St. on the Lower East Side.