“A Woman is a beast. She is as lovely as she is repulsive. She is one part demon and one part goddess...one part slave, one part muse...one part child and one part mother...these contradictions are what make a woman so intoxicating.” – andrea mary marshall
andrea mary marshall was born in massachusetts in 1982. she received her bfa from parsons the new school of design. through a series of provocative self-portraits rendered as paintings, photographs, and film, marshall examines the intersection of identity, female sexuality, and consumer culture in the context of the "ideal woman."she lives and works in nyc.
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select paintings from toxic women, a narrative collection of work that looks at the implications of trying to live up to the cultural figment of the “ideal woman.” for her series of “vague covers”, marshall depicts the “toxic woman” as a dichotomy, born out of a pursuit of the ideal, simultaneously adored and rejected by society.
select paintings from marshall's series of demon paintings. marshall paints herself into contradictions and conflicts of identity that demonize the muse, melding religious iconography, sexuality, fashion and fetishism with a lexicon of repetitive motifs used throughout the artist’s practice. these metaphorical self-portraits act as a two-way mirror, reflecting on marshall’s own dual nature while judging herself from within a culture based on a constant comparison to the “ideal woman.”
select pieces from 100 vogues/vagues