Works by Eleanor Farley
November 17 – December 22, 2012
Act a Fool is a collection of sculptures, photographs and drawings by Eleanor Farley that play on the theme of the foolish reveal. Created with a spirit of mania and abandon, trash is taped, strung, and smushed together to create a basic form. It is through this initial formation that a foundation is built. With adornments inspired by repainted apartment walls, cartoons, rap lyrics, internet “self-portraiture” and Aretha Franklin’s breast in a bedazzled dress, the work uses humor to focus on what it means to build and sustain upon an imperfect foundation.
Eleanor Farley was born in Richmond, Virginia and currently lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art where she majored in Interdisciplinary Sculpture. Eleanor has shown her work in various group shows around Baltimore including in Area 405, Notre Dame University, and Puss Fust 2010, this will be her first solo exhibition.