Spotlight on Colette
"Colette is the most imitated artist of our time, first Lady Gaga in the windows of Barneys and now Tilda Swinton at the MOMA," notes Anton Perich, and it’s a sentiment echoed by many.
If you’re still debating which exhibition to make time for this March, look no further. In their premier exhibition, Undercurrent Projects (formerly Peanut Underground) is showing an installation of new works by the artist Colette.
Colette’s Metaphysical Portraits reinterpret the classical art of portraiture. "They are my interpretation of the subjects ever changing inner life, their identity may not easily be deciphered and I sometimes transform them if they are in near proximity” notes the artist.
Beginning her career as a painter, Colette is internationally acclaimed for her pioneering work in street art, performance art, tableaux vivants and the constructed photograph, which brought her avant-garde work to the public eye in the 1970s and was influential to generations of artists to follow.
Colette Lumière, Metaphysical Portraits and other Experiments from Laboratoire Lumière ( an installation of works in process) is on view through March 23, 2014 at Undercurrent Projects.