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Bachelor of Fine Arts
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“One reason to face abstraction is because it can avoid, circumvent, or delay the visual consumption of the immediately recognizable or readily legible. In figurative art, whenever a human body is represented, we rush to classify it—and taxonomies of race, age, ability, gender, class, and appeal are all brought to bear on that image of a person.” -David Getsy Lover invites viewers to recognize and identify the human body in the simplified geometry of circles, lines, and boxes. The objects’ clean and minimal design is intentionally stripped of signifiers relating to gender and sexuality, in an effort to challenge or immediacy to categorize humans into masculine and feminine stereotypes. This work offers the perspective of a fluid grey area between femininity and masculinity allowing for, and even encouraging, a more liberating and nuanced human experience.
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