The League of Extraordinary Ladies

Laurie Langford and ALB
September 24 - October 12, 2014
Glitter Milk Gallery: 
Grand Rapids, Michigan
part of ARTprize 2014
Acrylic painting by ALB

Poster for The League of Extraordinary Ladies, featuring The Element of Generosity by ALB. Acrylic.

The League of Extraordinary Ladies is an exhibition celebrating self-made communities amongst women, and the almost cartoonish characters that we utilize in order to express ourselves. The exhibition will consist of seven hand-painted and embellished ‘gang’ vests with the names The Monarchists, Salty Sirens, The Original Sinners, Hell’s Hoochies, The Bombshells, The Plastics, and The Divine Dames.  Also featured will be three assemblage shadowboxes, two framed watercolours, a seven-foot long collage, three assemblage mannequins, and one large-scale framed acrylic work.

 

Angelina LeDrew Bonvarlez (ALB) is a Toronto-based artist with whom I've been wanting to work with for years. We finally got together earlier this year and came up with a great concept that encompassed both our art practices. 

Read the review of our exhibition by Kendall Art College MFA student, Aj Cooke. 

 

Visit ALB on YouTube, and her website ALB in Wonderland.

 

Check out our official ARTprize entry page.

Exhibition

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button design for The League of Extraordinary Ladies by ALB for ARTprize 2014; Grand Rapids, Michigan

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"The Element of Generosity" by ALB, acrylic.
"The Element of Generosity" by ALB, acrylic.

"The Element of Generosity" by ALB, acrylic.

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install shot of "The League of Extraordinary Ladies"
install shot of "The League of Extraordinary Ladies"

Install shot of "The League of Extraordinary Ladies" at the Glitter Milk Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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installation shot of "The League of Extraordinary Ladies"
installation shot of "The League of Extraordinary Ladies"

Install shot of "The League of Extraordinary Ladies" at the Glitter Milk Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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installation shot of "The League of Extraordinary Ladies"
installation shot of "The League of Extraordinary Ladies"

install shot of "The League of Extraordinary Ladies" at the Glitter Milk Gallery; Grand Rapids, Michigan

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install shot, "The League of Extraordinary Ladies"
install shot, "The League of Extraordinary Ladies"

top: collage, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" by Laurie Langford. . bottom left: from the "Saints Series" 2011, "St. Catherine the Astonishing" by Laurie Langford. bottom right: from the "Saints Series", 2011, "Our Lady of Perpetual Light", by Laurie Langford.

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"The Plastics" Girl Gang vest
"The Plastics" Girl Gang vest

"The Plastics" Girl Gang vest by Laurie Langford and ALB

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"The Monarchists" Girl Gang vest
"The Monarchists" Girl Gang vest

"The Monarchists" Girl Gang vest by Laurie Langford and ALB

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detail- "The Monarchists" Girl Gang vest
detail- "The Monarchists" Girl Gang vest

Detail of "The Monarchists" Girl Gang vest by Laurie Langford and ALB

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"The Bombshells" Girl Gang vest by Laurie Langford and ALB
"The Bombshells" Girl Gang vest by Laurie Langford and ALB

"The Bombshells" Girl Gang vest by Laurie Langford and ALB

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"Divine Dames" Girl Gang vest
"Divine Dames" Girl Gang vest

"Divine Dames" Girl Gang vest by Laurie Langford and ALB

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"Hell's Hoochies" Girl Gang vest
"Hell's Hoochies" Girl Gang vest

"Hell's Hoochies" Girl Gang vest by Laurie Langford and ALB

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detail- "Hell's Hoochies"
detail- "Hell's Hoochies"

"Hell's Hoochies" Girl Gang vest by Laurie Langford and ALB

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"Original Sinners" Girl Gang vest
"Original Sinners" Girl Gang vest

"Original Sinners" Girl Gang Vest by Laurie Langford and ALB

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"Salty Sirens" Girl Gang vest
"Salty Sirens" Girl Gang vest

"Salty Sirens" Girl Gang vest by Laurie Langford and ALB

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The Four Housewives of the Apocalypse
The Four Housewives of the Apocalypse

The Four Housewives of the Apocalypse 2014 by Laurie Langford. Full-sized altered mannequins.

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St. Catherine the Astonishing
St. Catherine the Astonishing

St. Catherine the Astonishing 2010, shadowbox by Laurie Langford. Vintage stereo dials, metal shavings, beer cap, vintage beer bottle opener, plastic lid from lighter fluid can, Barbie doll, miniature teapot, miniature newspaper, Ken doll shoe, Brillo pad strands, dried lizard, various metal scraps, wire, vintage Women's Institute pin, Rolling Stones logo, doll spoon. 24"w x 28"h x 5"d

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Our Lady of Perpetual Light
Our Lady of Perpetual Light

Our Lady of Perpetual Light 2011, shadowbox by Laurie Langford. Vintage Christmas tree light strand and bulbs, vintage 1960s felt birds, vintage wooden blocks, Barbie legs and faces, Ken hands, feathers, vintage rosary, vintage dog figure, metal switchplates, miniature replicas of feminist literature. 24"w x 28"h x 5"d

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Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2010, shadowbox by Laurie Langford. Vintage 1960s felt birds, vintage 1960s Christmas tree angels, vintage fork, silk flowers, metal fish, vintage miniature dish and vase, wire, lithograph from 1895, miniature spoons and forks, spoons, velvet, upholstery fabric, polka dot material. 20" w x 24" h x 3"d.

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The Real Housewives of Beverly
The Real Housewives of Beverly

detail- The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 2014, collage by Laurie Langford.

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