April 28, 2013

Genevieve Thauvette - Beheld

"Geneviève Thauvette is an emerging Franco-Ontarian artist currently residing in Toronto". That's what says her bio on her site. This series "pays homage to a group of talented female artists, often eclipsed by the men they inspired. By putting these women prominently before the audience and using elements symbolizing aspects found in their own art, I am attempting to promote them as icons in their own right". You see I come rarely now and do not have much to add to the artists statements. It's an interesting series with this Virgin Mary iconographic arrangement of the images (when Joseph was the one omitted in the christian iconography). Not at all based on the body as usual but change is welcome. Other series are also of interest and will maybe give another post in the future. Her site here and the series with the names of the female artists there. There's of course Marina Abramovic among them.

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