Hairstyles of the Rich and Famous – the 70’s

Having enjoyed the process of last creating year’s successful Hairstyles of the Rich and Famous, we wanted to push things a bit further… by going further back.

The 1970′s saw the foundations of some of the themes we explored in relation to the 80′s: glamour, gender fluidity, street style and fantasy.  We were both born early in the seventies, and like most of our peers, spent our childhoods influenced by AM radio, tv and popular movies.  Our appreciation for subcultural and “fringe” artists and their works came later of course, but here we bring together some of our earliest pop-culture crushes and the weirder stuff that speaks to us now.

The decade’s hair was often typified by a “natural” free-flowing mane, but more carefully-constructed images and shapes remain the focus for this series.  We chose to challenge ourselves by expanding both the size of a few pieces and the scope to include particularly iconic costuming and makeup.  Background patterns of seventies wallpaper have been added to evoke multiple influences of the era’s décor: graphic interpretations of floral motifs, bold geometrics and a continuation of space-age fascinations.

Our mixed-media pieces are created mostly through manual techniques with some assistance of digital technology.  Pen and ink illustration, custom-mixed glitter in a variety of textures, graphic manipulation and mirror are all components of these works.

Subjects include our perennial pop-cultures favourites like David Bowie, Wonder Woman, Dolly Parton, and characters from Star Wars.  A few surprises await too, including larger, full-length pieces in addition to the 12″ square wall mirrors.

Hairstyles of the Rich & Famous – the 70’s
new works by Trixie & Beever
11 Irwin Ave, Toronto, ON M4Y 1L1   map
June 11 to August 10, 2015

Pop by to see the work during salon hours:
Wednesdays 12pm-7pm
Thursdays 12pm-8pm
Fridays 12pm-9pm
Saturdays 12pm-6pm

Ziggy Stardust, Dolly Parton, Farrah Fawcett by Trixie & Beever 2015

Diana Ross
12X12X1″ mixed media
Princess Leia, Chewbacca
each: 12X12X1″ mixed media

Hairstyles of the Rich & Famous - the 70's - art exhibition Toronto June, July 2015