Wisconsin Union Events

"Autonomous Tangle" by Emily L. R. Adams

Date

Friday, February 7, 2014

Time

10:00:00 AM

Location

Memorial Union  Class of 1925 Gallery

Description

Throughout history the female nude has had a symbiotic relationship with art. It is the female figure that is admired by both the artist and observer, but it is the woman herself who embodies the most desirable attribute; a seemingly independent freedom from the male gaze. Autonomous Tangle is an exploration of the dual natures concerning internal expressions of the woman's perspective and external observations of a mans perspective. In this body of work, images of vintage pornographic photography have been appropriated onto silver platters and serving dishes. The complexities of combining "scandalous" portraits with objects intended for serving creates layered meaning to indicate how women both view themselves and are perceived. These particular images have been chosen for their quality of the figure's self-righteous spirit. All images are from the middle of the nineteenth century through the 1920's. Although intended for the male gaze, the women depicted show a strong sense of freedom an comfort with their sensuality. Our westernized expectation of the female nude has become hypercritical these days. Taking a moment to look back and reflect upon the female nude in recent history provides a wider viewpoint that can empower a woman's perception of herself today.

Sponsored By

WUD Art Committee

Website

www.union.wisc.edu/wud/art-events.htm

Contact

art@union.wisc.edu   phone: 608 262-7592

Additional Dates

  1. Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  2. Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  3. Monday, February 10, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  4. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  5. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  6. Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  7. Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  8. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  9. Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  10. Monday, February 17, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  11. Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  12. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  13. Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  14. Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  15. Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  16. Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  17. Monday, February 24, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  18. Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  19. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  20. Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  21. Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  22. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  23. Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  24. Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  25. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  26. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  27. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  28. Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  29. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  30. Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  31. Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  32. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  33. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  34. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  35. Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  36. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  37. Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  38. Monday, March 17, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
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  40. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
  41. Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:00:00 AM
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