Artist Statement

Copycat is an installation of eleven life-sized black and white photographs of different bodies performing an array of gestures, mimicking those used in commercial images. By isolating these gestures from their context, the photographs examine how body language functions to reinforce establish existing relationships between bodies, gender, and power. Combining masculine and feminine signifiers creates tension and contradictions within the images, implicating viewers to consider their own bodies in relation to mainstream representations.

Exhibitions:

Copycat, The White Gallery, Littman + White Galleries, Portland, OR 2016

BFA Thesis Exhibition, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR 2016