Friday, September 13, 2013

Get Naked in Seattle

Yanhong Ma’s “Venice Hotel,” 2012.

I wish I was in Seattle to see this exhibit called "Get Naked," as reviewed in the Seattle Times.
“Get Naked,” at Bryan Ohno Gallery in Seattle, comprises works by eight women who depict their own and others’ bodies in ways that are honest, graphic and elusive, writes reviewer Gayle Clemans.
I go back and forth in my mind about how and what I feel the need to express about the way women's bodies are represented.

I feel like there's something inside of myself. Something to be expressed.

I'm glad there are other women out there actually doing it--exploring female imagery in relation to sexuality and power.

I'm getting a creative itch that I don't yet know how to scratch.


  1. Can the images convey the desired meanings enough, can they stand on their own in this way? Is text interpretation needed too?
    A friend shared her thesis with me, and there were so many things I learned. I already had studied male gaze and some feminist issues, but it seems like there is so much more to know...and I wonder how much can be gained just in the viewing of the images...without explanations.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Bobby. I agree with what you say. I'm curious how viewers will really "see" the images. You've got me thinking more about a project I'd like to work on involving images AND text...