These Nadine Boughton collage works, entitled 'True Adventures,' are a charming and retro juxtaposition of perspectives and expectations. The artist renders seamless collage works using vintage magazines. Borrowing images from men's adventure magazines from the 1950s and 1960s and 'Better Homes and Gardens,' she layers on wild home scenes. The juxtaposition of domesticity and wild adventure is humorous and engaging.
The tension of differences is central to these works. The men are driven by danger and heroism, while the women are encountered with interior design and rapid monkeys. The wild intrusion into domestic life could symbolize great fears, but also desires. The 50s and 60s were a time of inequality and sexual oppression, leaving us with dense imagery.
Domestic Damsel Illustrations
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