The makeup we wear (or choose not to wear) is an expression of the self which can reflect social, cultural, and political identities. By painting our faces, we craft how we present ourselves to the world. “Face Value: Makeup, Art, and Identity,” on view at Dorchester Art Project August 3-31, will explore the complicated relationship between makeup and the societal factors surrounding it.
Face Value: Makeup, Art, and Identity encourages artists of all backgrounds to explore their personal relationship with makeup as it relates to their location, culture, gender or sexual expression, politics, belief systems, and day-to-day expression of self.
The exhibit will include multimedia works by artists to highlight the diversity in what makeup can mean to us today – works from any medium will be considered, from photography to sculpture to videos made for Youtube or even art painted with makeup itself.
Submissions will be accepted through July 1st.
Work must be received ready for installation at Dorchester Art Project no later than Saturday, July 27th.
Questions? Email [email protected]