Lisa Beard

Lisa is a photographer and artist based in the Chicagoland area. Her body of work focuses on narrative/conceptual, fashion/portrait photography, and abandoned places – especially those with researchable, historical significance. As part of her process, she experiments with mixed media art; incorporating creativity and authenticity her work.

Lisa’s most recent work, The Yellow Glove Series, focuses on the blurring of lines between perception and reality. Elements of juxtaposition and symbolism help set forth each image’s story. Light and dark interlace to set the tone for each piece while abandoned settings help personalize how the subject feels on the inside compared to her outer looks. The yellow gloves but they act as a shield protecting her from having to feel too much of what lies beneath the surface. Although set in the 1950’s, universal and relevant themes are addressed including “traditional” gender roles, the deterioration of marriage, oppression, abuse, sexuality, and empowerment.

The Yellow Glove Series is featured in Bucktown Gallery’s May Exhibition, CounterCulture: Hidden Stories of Chicago Past and Present.

Featured Above: Steamed (left), The Wedding March (right)

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