GAZE is curated by Ottawa's very own Olivia Johnston, an uber talented photo based artist who has shown at said gallery as well as Nuit Blanche and Festival X. Working primarily with the medium of film, she does stunning (and I mean stunning) portrait photography. That's her photograph on the flyer to give you an idea. GAZE marks her curatorial debut and it's going to be super rad! Here's an excerpt of her statement:
The role of the female in society is complex and confused. Slung between assigned selves, she is often not able to take ownership of her life, her body, or her psyche. The navigation of identity throughout girlhood and into womanhood is a difficult process, affected a great deal by the confused role that society expects her to fill. Indeed, with the arrival of the digital era and widespread use of the Internet, concepts of beauty, sexuality, and femininity seem to be more convoluted than ever for their primarily female audience.
|Here's a sneak peek of Danica Olders' piece. It's one of a triptych you'll definitely want to see!|
|A teaser of Meredith Jay's wicked multimedia piece.|
|A progress shot of my drawing for the show.|