Thursday, May 30, 2013

A quick view of my exhibition Unintentional Development

Hi everyone.

Since my website is under construction I thought I would up load some images of my MFA exhibition.

Here is a brief artist statement that goes with the exhibition:

The depiction of children in the process of developing their ego and self-esteem are recorded in the mundane tasks of Doll’s competency scale developed in the early 1950s. The child is unknowingly in a power struggle with the caretakers and peers for the definition of their self-image. The children also learn to be watched, and risk becoming objects that fit into the watcher’s desires. As the child develops and incorporates the desires of the watcher, the child will continue to be influenced by the watcher – even if the watcher is no longer present.
In the corresponding exhibition of hand-embroidered narrative on tropes of domestic safety and tranquility, it is my intention to encourage the viewer to reflect on the act of being the objectifying watcher, but also to examine our own development and self-objectification. The final exhibition is a series of twenty images in which the viewer, through empathetic memories, is caught inside the image and at the same time is uncomfortably watching – even the watchers.

Here are some photos:

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