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, PaintUnion

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, Elia Kazan). 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.

Method Madness Mirrors

Method Madness
Green Mirror

Method Madness
Pink Mirror

Method Madness
Blue Mirror


Method Madness Singles

Masques exhibition / PaintUnion


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