Visions of Self is the first annual show of the Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision group of Yosemite Sierra Artists. The show features over 100 female artists from 10 countries, with work including the subjects of self-portraiture, environment, emotions, and state of being.
Co-Curators: Wendy Denton & Jennifer Moss
Judges: Michele Ellis Pracy, Executive Director/Chief Curator Fresno Art Museum & Diane Breuer, Artist & Former Gallery Owner
Selfie – deals with the recasting of ourselves as an Icon. The Golden Calf, a false god, an Idol. shown in the background depicts how fleeting an idol can be. And how lost a people can be. The people are shown swooning and praying to themselves. They move through snapping selfies without necessarily taking the time to look at the Golden Calf. They are the subject of the photo. Their hands are holding the cell phone in prayer. Using their cell photos to depict them as different, unique, special, but in reality there is no difference and they are transient moving people in an atmosphere of idol like selfishness.
They have become their own idol. The cell phone they are holding, an everyday object has been recast as their new Icon.
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