Kat Toronto aka Miss Meatface, a multidisciplinary artist hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area is collaborating with New York’s subversive chic lingerie label Fleur Du Mal to display a selection of her photography including unique Polaroids, photographic prints on aluminum and photo printed ceramics. The Untitled Space gallery (which represents the artist) recently announced the solo exhibition / collaboration titled “Peep Show” via their Instagram. The exhibit is currently on view at the lower east side Fleur du Mal boutique and gallery space at 175 Mott Street in New York City from December 11, 2019 – Februrary 2, 2020.
Kat Toronto, who works in performance-based photography, often uses unsettling and surreal images to explore cultural ideals of feminine beauty and the objectification of women in a feminist society. She was diagnosed with a rare form of cervical cancer in 2010 that eventually led to a full hysterectomy in 2013 that also plays a role in the kind of work she does. Kat uses the name “Miss Meatface” as an artistic and spiritual catalyst to delve into a complex set of questions about where she now fits into society as a woman. Kat currently resides in London, England.
Fleur du Mal is known for its refined yet provocative collections of lingerie and ready-to-wear that interpret the notions of dressing up and undressing for the chic, contemporary woman. Founded in 2012 by Jennifer Zuccarini, the brand embodies a woman’s strength, confidence, intellect and sexuality while exploring the notion of desire and artful provocation. Zuccarini’s aesthetic for curating singular experiences surrounding intimacy began when she co-founded the luxury brand, Kiki de Montparnasse in 2005. As Creative Director she created a distinctively sensual collection of lingerie, ready-to-wear, and leather accessories. Compelled to redefine the way women approach lingerie, Zuccarini founded her first independent venture with Fleur du Mal. Inspired by the infamous collection of poems by Charles Baudelaire “Les Fleurs de Mal”, the collection encompasses sophisticated underpinnings and whimsical intimates as well as sensual separates and eveningwear.