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Glyph (Arial) Torso with drywall and concrete ground, 2018



I make layered, black-and-white photographs in which I photograph my body mimicking poses and gestures found in Greco-Roman ethnographic, art historical, and commercial images. In this work, I reevaluate how women’s bodies have been historically presented and consumed. I cut up, reconstruct and re-photograph these collaged compositions to strategically emphasize or disguise the evidence of my interventions, rendering the images as both whole and fragmented. The photographs complicate the legacy of the Western art historical canon, and they propose a messier standard of beauty: one that is mixed, eroded, and patched together. The 6th century Lemnos Stele bears an inscription that eludes translation, most akin to the Etruscan language but featuring other influences, the characters remain somewhat illegible. The marks cut into the torso are adapted from the Arial typeface, which is the most accessible font for readability. Edition of 3 + 2 APs. This work is unframed, but can be framed for an additional cost upon request.

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20.00 x 16.00 x 0.25 in | 50.80 x 40.64 x 0.63 cm

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Kim Hoeckele's studio
16 Cypress Avenue , Brooklyn, NY 11237


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Kim Hoeckele's studio
16 Cypress Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

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