Untitled, 2017

This collage is découpaged onto a reused acrylic tile. It is the first of my Playboy series, through which I re-contextualize imagery used in the men’s magazines to create a new narrative for the caricatures, models, and advertisements.

I spend much time reflecting upon the socio-political climates of the imagery I pull from the sixties to nineties: particularly the static objectification and sexualization of womxn’s bodies, lack of people of color and queer/trans people represented, and the encouragement to consume, buy, build status through accumulation of things.

I find the advertisements fascinating, as some of the photography and art direction is stunning, but the accompanying copy and brand identity is now completely outdated and misogynist. For example, one notable cigarette ad featuring a model surrounded by smoke read, “Blow On Her Face.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s