Femme de SiecleNovember 5 - December 6, 2010
ABOUT THIS SHOW
fabric8 is pleased to present Femme de Siecle, a two-person show featuring new works by painters TELOPA and Ursula Xanthe Young.
A nod to the “fin de siècle” movement at the turn of last century, Femme de Siecle explores the female form as she navigates the energy surrounding her in ever-changing times. The debauchery and underground art movements in Paris, Vienna, and Eastern Europe during the late-18th and early-19th Centuries brought out sensuality and eroticism in the works of that time. Similarly, TELOPA and Ursula X Young have been focusing on the strength of the modern-day woman in each of their decades-long careers, which are evolving exactly 100 years later.
Both highly influenced by the femme fatale of the fin de siècle, whether a dancer in the Moulin Rouge or a heroine in a Shakespearean tragedy, TELOPA and Young’s works will reflect the inspiration of artists such as Toulouse Lautrec, Edgar Degas, Aubrey Beardsley, and Alphonse Mucha.
Tricker's Baptism by TELOPA
TELOPA studied painting under scholarship at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The son and father of artists, his elegant mannerist style of painting women brings a classic beauty to his simultaneously surreal subject matter. TELOPA travels between New Mexico and Northern California.
Ursula X Young is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer whose urban fairy tale images have become a trademark of street culture in San Francisco and beyond. She finds inspiration in the organic yet urban landscape of the city and its surroundings, and is also highly influenced by her travels and the variety of beings that she encounters along the way. She holds a degree from Parsons School of Design in Illustration.
Femme de Siecle was on exhibit from November 5 through December 6, 2010 at fabric8.