Artfront Galleries is far exceeding its 2018 record of 17 shows. Femme Fatale, opening October 18th will be our 25th. Here is a little of what you can expect:
The phrase Femme Fatale is French for “fatal woman”. She is an enduring archetype in literature and art. A Femme Fatale tries to achieve her hidden purpose by using feminine wiles such as beauty, charm, or sexual allure.
She ensnares her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. Her ability to enchant, entice and hypnotize her victim with a spell was in the earliest stories seen as being literally supernatural. Hence, the Femme Fatale today is still often described as having a power akin to an enchantress, seductress, vampire, witch, or demon.
We find these temptresses and their motivations endlessly fascinating. In this show 20 local artists, presenting over 40 works in a variety of visual media, give us glimpses into the essence of this iconic figure who has been seducing us throughout history and the arts.