TABOO (works on paper and mylar)
The works in this solo exhibition "Taboo" (Silber Art Gallery Oct-Dec 2013) consist of large-scale figurative oils on canvas, large watercolor monotypes and acrylic on mylar paintings. Over the past two years, I have arranged and captured intimate moments between lesbian lovers through photography, then translated the images into large-scale paintings and monotypes to produce a personal and fresh perspective. I use narrative, historical art references, theatrical elements of costumes, and autobiography to acknowledge and emphasize the female gaze. My paintings open up a dialogue about the increasingly visible presence of lesbian couples in contemporary society and the lack of their presence in the history of Western art.