What does Revolution Mean to You?
The intent of this exhibit is to explore revolution in its many forms. Sexual and gender revolution is represented through this photography. The inclusion of nudity, so common for art historians is both significant and insignificant, though in certainly different ways than viewers might expect. The role of women in art is often one that places her as the nude allegorical subject of some male artist’s vision. She is painted nude, idealized, stripped of any ability or voice. In our exhibit we display women, real in their forms as well as their presentation in photographs, who have chosen to commandeer their bodies in the name of art. The female subjects of these paintings have manipulated their bodies, creating identities that challenge ideas of beauty. If there is discomfort caused by these images it is because they do not match the traditionally accepted idea of the woman and it is in this discomfort that there is hope for change of perception, acceptance of a new standard, and the growth of future manipulations of the standard of beauty.