She Too (2019)

Exhibited: Open School East Limbo Residency, Limbo Studios, Margate, 10-16 September, 2018.
Exhibited: Art-teenth + Exquisite Codes, Bla-Bla Projektraum, Berlin DE+ Court Square Exchange, Bridgeport, USA. Social Justice Art Network. 17 June - 21 July, 2023.
In print: Social Justice Art of the Twenties. Vol.1., J.A.Jackson. 12/2023
Social Justice Art of the Twenties: vol. 1 : Jackson, Jacqueline Amy: Books

She Too is comprised of a set of images from a book of photos of Roman busts that I inherited from my mother (who in some important ways was also a victim of men). These images, which are virtually all of busts of men, struck me as constituting a historical record of ‘the gaze’. Here ~51 male images are positioned around a single image of a woman. All but one have had their eyes removed, yet still maintain their gaze, a patriarchal, cultural, and psychological gaze that transcends the capacity of sight - as well as (largely) the capacity for insight. In so doing, the piece generates a powerful, to some - almost claustrophobically predatory, representation of a contiguous historical reference - to thereby remind us of
the stubborn persistence of the ‘She too’ moment - and its need for social justice and social change.

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