Like many artists before her, Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa, the most recognizable and replicated painting in the world, has inspired the latest work of New York artist Andrea Mary Marshall. Her solo show “Gia Condo” opened recently, in which the “subject of all subjects” is explored in various media, bursting forth from a collection of full scale paintings (13 to be exact), photographed portraits, films, and live performances. Drawing inspiration from the renderings of Dali, Duchamp, Warhol and others, Marshall explores the enigmatic masculine energies ever-present within DaVinci’s masterpiece, even liberating them through the power of drag. Marshall, who previously explored the female archetype in her last show Toxic Women, brings her exploration full circle in this showing with performances in character as Gia Condo, her alter ego.
on view through February 16th
Allegra LaViola Gallery
179 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
for more, visit www.andreamarymarshall.com
Published January 28, 2013