AT UNTITLED SPACE
ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE GROUP SHOW JANUARY 16 - FEBRUARY 4 2017
Two sculptures from Yuri’s series LADIESLADIESLADIES are displayed as part of the group show: One Year of Resistance, at the Untitled Space. Both pieces are created from bronze and are a part of a larger body of work focusing on reclaiming power within the male gaze. One bronze sculpture is a 22” female with a gun and bag covering her head and the other is a birth control package casted in bronze.
ONE YEAR OF RESISTANCE
Through works motivated by the controversial policies and practices of our current president, the exhibition sheds light on the challenging issues of contemporary culture in the face of the presidential political agenda.
YURI is interested in duality and how two principles or perspectives can exist in one experience. How can women be subjected and also be powerful? How can women challenge the male gaze while existing inside of it? Yuri believes that duality has the power to encourage humans to seek their own individual truths.
The series LadiesLadiesLadies is about the male gaze and contemporary female identity. The images accentuate the romanticize of violence and sexuality as to confront a patriarchal lens on female sexuality. The women in the images stand strong and are in ownership. They are faceless and projections, yet they are resilient, commanding, and in-control. Ultimately, the body of work confronts the male gaze and solidifies third wave feminist notions.