Event Title: This is how I feel when you look at me: Photographing and
subverting the male gaze.
Participating Artists: Louella Martin.
Venue: Kurb Gallery, 312A William St, Northbridge, Perth.
Description: This is how I feel when you look at me: Photographing and
subverting the male gaze is an exhibition by Perth photographer Louella
Martin. This series of photographs is a result of the artist undertaking an
honours project at Edith Cowan University that aims to critique the
objectification of the female form within visual art. The female as an art
form is an icon of beauty and sensuality that has been shaped and
transformed to historically reflect the moral and aesthetic ideals of
patriarchal culture. Through the artistic strategy of gender performance
this series of photographs challenges, subverts and reverses gender
stereotypes within visual art, questioning the conventional modes of desire
that attach themselves to the woman's body.
Dates: 25th October 2014 to 31st October 2014.
Opening Times: Opening Night: 25th October - 6-9pm, Daily - 11-5pm.
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