Sluts, Virgins, Queers - The Search For Perspective

Beverly Owens


Owens re-appropriates the grid formation used in Vitruvian-styled perspectives in her art, or more specifically in response to advertising, to direct focus to the product: The Human Body. The body sells. Sex sells. Be perfect. Buy this to be that. Symmetrical theories of the Renaissance have a suggestive Superman quality, the Vitruvian man as homogeneous being. Owens’ photographic work in encaustic/metal creates an ebb and flow of the malleable and the rigid, reflecting human polarities.

Curated by Michelle Cox