Felice House: Face West

FeliceHouse Last Stand WebOn view July 13 through September 8
Marian Blakemore Kennedy Gallery

Felice House.
Last Stand to Nowhere, 2019.
Oil on canvas. 60 x 40 in.

Felice House: Face West is made possible by Cathy Eastham Fine Jewelry and Encana

with additional support from Rea Charitable Trust.



 

Felice House is a representational figurative painter focused on feminist portraiture. For centuries men have painted women for male audiences. Today women paint women as we see ourselves. House’s work contrasts with passive, oversexualized images of women in culture at large. Her goal is to empower both women and men to adopt a more holistic view of women. House received a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, an MS from Texas A&M University in computer graphics and an MFA in painting from the University of Texas. She also spent time studying classical painting and portraiture at the Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore, MD. House is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University.

The Face West series of paintings and drawings views the mythical American West through a postmodern lens. Both a reflection and critique of Hollywood Westerns, the series explores the tension between heroic archetypes and gender. The series places contemporary women into heroic roles. By flipping the gender, and retaining the same visual signifiers, the series speaks to women’s access to power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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