Andrea Mary Marshall’s newest work explores iconography, identity, and the binary self by targeting two iconic figures from Japan and the United States: the Geisha, an apogee of femininity and beauty, as well as artistry and skill, and the rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis, the embodiment of rebel-cool and individualistic freedom. The New York art world’s “reigning queen of personal reinvention,” Marshall has garnered the attention of The New Inquiry, Rooms Magazine, Into the Gloss, Filthy Dreams, and Interview with her latest exploration of traditional gender roles.
In this live fan painting performance, Marshall will explore both Elvis and the Geisha, drawing on a variety of art historical references — from Warhol’s repeating Elvis to Pollock’s drip paintings to the grunge vibe of 80s Soho. The performance, entitled “King” in homage to Elvis, will see the artist personifying both the king of rock ‘n’ roll and the Geisha, the two characters central to her new body of work in SACRED/ICONIC.
The performance will take place at Garis & Hahn, 263 Bowery, New York, NY on Thursday, October 17 at 7:30PM.
Garis & Hahn is a gallery-cum-Kunsthalle that mounts exhibitions focused on conceptual narratives and relevant conversations in contemporary art. By displaying an array of carefully curated artists, the gallery endeavors to provide accessibility, education, awareness, and a market to the art while engaging both the arts community and a broader general audience.