Everything Is Fine and Dandy -Mobius Gallery, 2015
Everything is Fine and Dandy explores the relationship between beauty and discord. Dainty attire paired with old fashioned television nods back to the 1950s, when women felt the pressure to marry and live a life bound to the home to become servants to their husbands. The dominant theme promoted in the media was that women should aspire to a domestic life and not to advance their own careers. The slogan the “happy homemaker” was idealized in the media, and pressure to stay home and provide for the family added a tremendous amount of stress for women who didn’t follow trend. Everything is Fine and Dandy creates tension between attraction and repulsion, domestic comfort and abject fear, constraint and liberation, defeat and triumph. In this piece I explore our notion of happiness and the absurdity of our ideals.