Marliz Frencken, Woman with Watch and Baby Doll, 2007.
“Cruel Beauty” is a collection of thirteen female forms modeled in clay with found object attachments. The assembled works were dipped in clear resin creating a uniform gloss that pulls together the disparate materials. Many of the pieces were left to dry upright allowing the resin to drip and collect at the base in the process establishing a pedestal.
Marliz Frencken, Black Woman with Birdcage, 2006.
Frencken provokes with religious reference and feminine concerns. The sculptures galvanize within the viewer sentiments of attraction and repulsion. The success of this show is evident in the ethereal balance accomplished from conception through perception.
Marliz Frencken, Nivea Girl with Child, 2006.
7 May – 13 June 2009