Images of the "Guillotine dress" from the official opening of "Let Them Eat Fake" on display at Liminal Space gallery in San Francisco, CA. The show opened December 3rd and will run until mid January 2023. There was additionally a screening of my film "Ego Death" that showed in theater on opening day.
“The Guillotine Dress” Mixed Media (Cotton muslin, acrylic paint, glass and plastic beads, fake blood, synthetic bone, embroidery thread, synthetic lace, synthetic twill, and silk), 2022, Z. Fondanarosa
Off with their heads and let this lavish beauty belong to those who create it, you may never have immortality no matter how vast your pockets may be. The idea behind this work was the want of lavishes and how it leads to instability and importance. The bourgeoisie want what they cannot keep and no matter what time will corrode all that they could want. They done deceiver to to much this even within its sweet irony, depicting the tools that the artists wishes to kill them with. This garment was constructed with impermanence in mind. the very nature of muslin as a drafting fabric and not a final fashion fabric was considered in this work. it is defined to deteriorate over time, the weight of itself and its embellishments (mostly that of glass bead work) will inherently destroy itself over time. Elements of folk costume were mixed with the highly contained and stuttered elects of couture fashion with the intention of mixing the peasant with the high end, showing the beauty of both lavish styles. the garment itself was made to invoke the images of the ware being decapitated, there blood falling over there shoulders, invoke with lavish and glittering bead work.