10 October - 24 November 24 2013 - Galerie d'YS, Brussels
15 - 19 January 2014 - London Art Fair - Art Projects
25 January - 16 February 2014 - Transition Gallery, London


Cathy Lomax


Method Madness

'Cathy Lomax’s sad actresses reflected in actual mirrors made me stop to gaze at the loose liquid handling of paint'
Liz Elton, Paint Union

Method Madness Green Mirror (detail), 2013, oil on paper & board, mirror, hinges, 30x60cm

The Method Madness series investigates method acting and the way its exponents draw upon real experience to create a performance. The figure in the paintings is inspired by Vivien Leigh’s depiction of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Leigh unlike the rest of the cast was not a method actor. Her immersive performance in the film is said to have led to a decline in her mental health leading to a series of bipolar episodes.

showing at London Art Fair & Transition




Maquillage 5, 2013, oil on canvas, 20x20cm          Maquillage 7, 2013, oil on canvas, 20x20cm

shown at Galerie d'YS & London Art Fair



My Maquillage

My Maquillage 1, 1987, make-up print on paper, 30x42cm
My Maquillage 3
, 1987, make-up print on paper, 30x42cm

shown at Galerie d'YS






PaintUnion - London Art Fair 2014 - Liz Elton