7 Feb 2 March 2003
So I turned myself to face me
But Ive never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
Im much too fast to take that test
Changes - David Bowie
Transition presents Alleyoops the first solo gallery show by the artist Cathy Lomax.
Imagine an upside down world where nothing is as it really seems and anything is possible. This is Alleyoops, a place teetering on the edge of social chaos, where fame and fulfilment are no longer transient, a masquerade where you can be whoever you want to.
Lomax, who has recently completed an MA in Fine Art at Central St Martins, previously worked as a make-up artist creating fantasy fashion characters for Vogue, The Face and ID. This wishworld of make-believe glamour, teaming with models and celebrities fuels her work as an artist.
In Alleyoops she shows a series of carnivalesque works connected by magic, transformation and escapism with influences ranging from Tennessee Williams The Fugitive Kind to the English music hall to Elviss Comeback Special . This is an otherworldly place where self-portraits scream and lonely figures guard their gothic secrets under the tinkling of the crystal hung ceiling.
There is an accompanying essay written by Alex Michon and a catalogue - price £1