The show press release opens with a quote from French Post-structuralist philosopher Roland Barthes, “I am engulfed, I succumb…”, and refers to the LA-based artist’s use of gendered techniques, including quilting and appliqué, to reclaim “the female form, its portrayal, and a woman’s formation of her own body image.”
Paintings on hand-dyed fabric evoke the contours of a silhouetted figured while implying the idiom “hung out to dry”, including “subjects—objectification; the dehumanizing mechanics of a pervasive misogynistic culture; male privilege.”
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