Curran Banach, Chelsea, Film
Several artists focused in more thoroughly on body image specifically. Charlie Cole’s Ballerina shows the physical strain on the human body in the search to attain excellence. Most notable is Sharee Miller’s Statue of Obesity depicting a very voluptuous Statue of Liberty surrounded by fast food containers and holding high a (presumably extra-large diet) soda in place of her famous torch. This digital print addresses the changing body image structures of our society. The United States has obesity rates on the rise in all fifty states and a growing confliction amongst people’s ‘ideal’ body. Perceptions of the ideal body grow thinner everyday with the marketing of size 0 dresses and Victoria Secret models. Our perceptions of health and the body are drastically altering. Exhibitions like BODY IMAGE are a creative way to address our current perceptions on body image and weight.
Exhibition Photos by Lauren Smith