$n@¢K/t!m£ is a series of images exploring consent, consumer culture, entitlement, and women’s rights. The images in the series draw from social media, art history, and digital culture by combining classical sculpture, tech iconography, digital or manufactured analog glitches, with crowdsourced conversations from dating apps and direct messages (DM).
Artwork referenced: The Venus de Milo, Alexandros of Antioch, between 150 and 125 BC; Louvre, Paris, France.
2. I said hi.
Artwork referenced: The Rape of Proserpina, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1621-1622; Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy.
3. venus bittrix
Artwork referenced: Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix, Antonio Canova, 1804-1808 ; Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy.
4. good eve
Artwork referenced: Eve, Scipione Tadolini, 1880; Kibble Palace, Glasgow, Scotland
On display at the William Benton Museum of Art
October 2022-December 2022
The slang expression “snack” is gender inclusive and is a description used for someone who is considered good enough to eat. The selected sculptural figures, glitch overlays, and DM subtexts invite us to concentrate on who, and how, we interact with and define beautiful objects.
The work also gives emotion and agency of the eternally silent figures through color, shape, and type. The artwork referenced within each piece questions our collective selective memories, reforming relationships with narratives that have informed centuries of visual culture and gender roles.
Each image is mounted to a frameless reflective surface to mimic mobile and tablet touch screens that have been stripped of their interactive capabilities.