Hazel Dooney
> 2013 TEN DICTA FOR YOUNG WOMEN WHO ARE ARTISTS
> 2012 KILL/JOY
> 2012 VENUS IN HELL REDUX
> 2011 THE FLESH EATERS
> 2011-2012 PORTRAITS
> 2010-2013 BIG PIN-UPS
> 2010 AMANDA PALMER ALBUM
> 2009 THE IF... STENCILS
> 2009 YES/NO STENCILS
> 2009 PRECIOUS BLOOD
> 2008-2012 DANGEROUS CAREER BABES
> 2008 COWBOY BABES
> 2007-2008 KELLY AND LIN
> 2006 VENUS IN HELL
> 2006 OTHER WORKS ON PAPER
> 2006 GRIFFITH REVIEW COVER
> 2005 STYLE SESSIONS NYC
> 2004 SELF VS SELF
> 2004 NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER
> 2001-2005 LAKE EYRE
> 2001 STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL
> 2001 TOO MUCH NEVER ENOUGH
> 2001 SLIGHTLY INDECENT
> 2001 READY SET GO!
> 2000-2012 SPORTS CAREER BABES
> 2000-2013 CAREER BABES
> 2000 FILM STILLS
> 2000 POLA AUTO-EROTICA
> 1999 ACCOUTREMENTS OF DESIRE
> 1999 OTHER WORKS
> 1998 ULTRA VIOLET ONE
> 1998 FASHION TARGETS BREAST CANCER
> 1998 OTHER WORKS
> 1997 STREET ART
> 1997 HAZED (FIRST EXHIBITION)
> 1996 EARLY PAINTING
> 1995 HOMOGENEOUS BABES
Dangerous Career Babe: The Aviatrix (detail)
Dangerous Career Babe: The Cat Burglar The Cat Burglar (Homage To Mel Ramos) (detail)
Dangerous Career Babe: The Mother (detail)
 
Dangerous Career Babe: The Art Dealer (detail)
Dangerous Career Babe: The Outlaw (detail)
Dangerous Career Babe: The Trophy Wife (detail)
 
Dangerous Career Babe: The Terrorist (detail)
Dangerous Career Babe: The Dominatrix (detail)
Dangerous Career Babe: The Demolitionist (detail)
 
Dangerous Career Babe: The Surfer (detail)
Dangerous Career Babe: The Wrestler (El Luchador) (detail)
Dangerous Career Babe: The Stylist (detail)
 
Dangerous Career Babe: The Kogal Assassin (Homage to Gogo Yubari) (detail)
Dangerous Career Babe: The Race Car Driver (Homage To Hellé Nice) (Detail)
Study for Dangerous Career Babe: The Gambler ('All in') (detail)
 
Dangerous Career Babe: The Stockbroker (Losing Her Shirt) (detail)
Dangerous Career Babe: The Ninja (detail)
 

2008-2012 DANGEROUS CAREER BABES

As female children, we create an extension of ourselves by dressing up
dolls. In a similar way, a lot of women still dress up to pretend roles as
adults. This is different to actually being something – a real career babe.
Rather, it's a form of play-acting. No skills are needed, and the career
can change every day. Feminism made a broader range of female career
characters believable. Post-feminism, we not only see imagery of women
posing in various uniforms and career-outfits, we watch them enacted in
mainstream films – Angelina Jolie as tomb-raider Lara Croft or a sexy
assassin inMr & Mrs Smith, Charlize Theron as Aeon Flux, or Salma Hayek
as vampire Santanico Pandemonium in From Dusk Till Dawn.

When I drew the first Dangerous Career Babe, I intended the torso and
legs to remain the same in each painting but to adapt the arms according
to the props. Instead, I have been able to use exactly the same pose. The
images are a lot stronger this way. I've realised that it's because it makes
the figure seem more like a combination of an action figure and a Barbie
doll. One hand is designed for holding, and props can be slid into it. The
other is gestural, indicating some kind of communication or action that can
be interpreted according to the qualities associated with each costume the
figure wears. Mostly, the props are barely necessary. I just think it's fun to
include them.

Just as in real life, the costumes are the key. The figure is a dress-up doll.
The career the figure assumes in each painting is identifiable because of
the clothes.

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