Materialistic Gal

1999 Solo Exhibition

198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Inspired by the 1990s Jamaican / U.K. dance hall music scene which Linett was a part of and documented via photos, sketches and large scale paintings.

Section from artist statement:

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, hairstyling and personal possessions.