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Kate Jones | You Know You Want It

Posted by staff on January 31, 2014

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Kate Jones is an exhibiting artist in the current Wondrous Indeed exhibition.

These works highlight the collisions between Jones’ observations of a society through its politics and power. Jones’ art contemplates the impact of gender roles upon the objectification of women…merchandise and marketing creates commodities and clients.

 

“It is not in becoming a whore that a woman becomes an outlaw in this man’s world; it is in the possession of herself, the ownership and effective control of her own body, her separateness and distinctness, the integrity of her body as hers, not his. Prostitution may be against the written law, but no prostitute has defied the prerogatives or power of men as a class through prostitution. No prostitute provides any model for freedom or action in a world of freedom that can be used with intelligence and integrity by a woman; the model exists to entice counterfeit female sexual revolutionaries, gullible liberated girls, and to serve the men who enjoy them.” – Andrea Dworkin

 

The objectification of a woman and self objectification can be seen through the lens. What can’t be seen is the costs.

 

Jones is a conceptual artist and a bit of a maverick, whose works often reflect her many multi-dimensional characters. Her works are known for their raw edginess as it reflects some sexually provocative visual statements.  Staying true to her raw edginess, Jones’ performance of the ‘YKYWI’ series during Art Basel Miami 2013 was truly art imitating life-imitating art. 

 

Jones likes to work from a platform of large life-like scaled pieces. In the ‘You Know You Want It’ series, works measure 48 X 72”.   The subjects and themes in her works draws a tension within the subconscious psychological relations between viewer and the visual elements of the pieces of work. 

 

 

 

http://www.artistkatejones.com

 

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Lindsay Morris | You Are You

Posted by staff on January 7, 2014

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Image courtesy of Lindsay Morris

Lindsay Morris series, You Are You, will be on exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography from January 10 through February 22, 2014.

Lindsay Morris

You Are You

     Camp You are You (whose name has been changed to protect the privacy of the participants) offers a temporary safe haven where gender nonconforming children can freely express their interpretations of femininity alongside their parents and siblings. When together, they are supported to be true to their inner nature. They may don wigs, high heels, and gem-encrusted tiaras unburdened by fear of bullying and discrimination.

     This body of work speaks out against intolerance while sharing with the viewer the beautiful spark of these children. I intend for the essay to serve as a guidepost for parents and the general public who struggle with their own uncertainties and prejudices with regard to the fender unique population. This is a place of acceptance. A place which can serve as a model of a society in which the first generation of children able to lead and openly LGBTQ childhood will come of age.

Lindsay Morris Website

The Center for Fine Art Photography Website

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