• The Proposition Gallery is pleased to present Booby Goggles; an exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles based artist Catherine Brooks.

    Booby Goggles. Throughout Catherine Brooks’ career, there have been two major themes in her work: gender spectacle and the anti-hero. Playing no favorites in sex or race, her subject matter ranges from Luchadores to burlesque dancers, drawing from influences such as comics, the Internet, and movies.

    Enthralled by the booming alternative-porn scene, Brooks interests currently fall on the beauties at the forefront of the “punk-porn” movement. Perhaps in reaction to how overexposed the traditional sex industry has become, Alt-porn creates an illusion of reality for it’s viewer, mixing personality into the commodity of sex.

    In painting from these models, Brooks has distilled from the reality of their context: a new romance, a flash point, and the perfect smile.

    Catherine Brooks’ was born in 1981 and recently received her BFA Fine Arts at Pratt Institute NYC in 2004. Brooks has exhibited at numerous group shows in New York and Los Angeles and recently exhibited “The Ultros Spring Fling” at Pull My Daisy Gallery, Los Angeles. She currently lives and works in downtown Los Angeles.