AIPAD New York
10.04. – 13. 04. 2014
ClampArt, New York
22.05. – 03.07. 2014
Collector’s Edition signed and numbered pigment print (see motif above), sheet size ca. 25 x 20 cm, Edition of 50 copies, Euro 400,–
»In this body of work, I deal with my insecurities about my body image and the direct correlation between self-perception and the way one is perceived by others. Photography is the medium that I use to tell my story through life, an outlet for revealing my thoughts and opinions about the society in which we live. A society that dictates beauty based on ones physical appearance. In my photographs I aim to raise questions regarding beauty, desire, body image, and identity through a focused observation of my personal story.
I have built a relationship between the camera and myself where I transform the act of taking a photograph into a performance for the camera. Many of my pictures take place in my home, revealing aspects of myself that are private and personal. My work is partially based on personal experiences that I have re-constructed into a photograph, and the other part consists of made up fantasies of what I imagine a physical relationship to be regarding intimacy, love and desire«. Jen Davis
Jen Davis (b. 1978) is a Brooklyn based photographer. For 11 years she has been working on this series of self-portrait’s dealing with issues regarding beauty, identity, and body image. Davis has exhibited widely including at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Center for Photography at Woodstock; Light Work Gallery, Syracuse; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne. Davis’s photographs are in many public and private collections, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Library of Congress among others.
The series has been featured in publications including Camera Austria, Aperture, Photography Quarterly, New York Times Lens Blog, Huffington Post, The Telegraph, Oprah.com and PDN.
Anne Wilkes Tucker founded the photography department at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1976 and is currently the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator. In 2001, TIME magazine honored her as »America's Best Curator«.
John Pilson is a photographer, video artist and teacher at Yale University School of Art and Bard College.
Authors: Anne Wilkes Tucker, John Pilson
Artists: Jen Davis
Designed by Other Means
23 x 27,5 cm
55 color ills.