Materialistic Gal – 21 July – 14 August 1999 Solo exhibition: 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Gallery, London
Resistance, a factor of power-play, articulates itself in various guises that can empower the individual or community to create an alternative mode of existence that runs concurrent with mainstream/authoritative systems, and on occasions its rebellious nature often manifests itself in the extreme.
Materialistic Gal focused on individual power and how the contemporary urban women that Linett portrays, seek to define themselves. The desire to revel in material excess and allude to the glamorous lifestyles real or imagined is at their disposal through the cosmetic: fashion, body sculpture, hair styling and personal possessions.
This series of mixed-media works explored identity, body image and confidence in the modern heroine.