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Another Boss Babe at Elisabet Ney

Monday, July 23, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Meet Her Hands, the annual collaboration between the Boss Babes ATX art nonprofit and the Elisabet Ney Museum, is wrapping up this summer’s series of Texan women artists with a showcase by conceptual artist Cindy Popp. Popp shared a description of her work on the Facebook event for the opening of her exhibition: “As Cindy Popp, I use found objects, clothing and makeup to transform myself into anyone I want and my empty home into an audience. Finding examples of women—particularly women of color—using makeup and fashion to take control of their own image in a way that isn’t meant to be attractive to men can be very hard to find and I want to fill that void. I’m interested in an exaggerated version of femininity, with notes of pop culture and drag. My influences are fashion editorials, makeup artists on Instagram, B movies, clowns, and comedy. I always want my photos to be imperfect, indulgent, and a little gross.” The opening reception will be on August 9 at 6:30 p.m., with complimentary refreshments by Austin Cocktails, and it includes a museum tour at 7 p.m. and an artist talk at 7:30 pm. The museum hosted two previous exhibitions in the series: one by animator and illustrator Alie Jackson and one by documentary photographer Deborah Valcin. The event is free with an RSVP, available here.

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