Amanda Elizabeth Joseph
New Paintings & Works on Paper
September 6 to October 19, 2013
Amanda Elizabeth Joseph's new paintings and drawings explores the intersection of class, race, and gender through the lens of “white trash,” which can be best understood as a complex set of social representations and stereotypes. She states “Placed within varying and often ambiguous backdrops, the female subjects of my paintings are accompanied by carefully chosen objects and articles of clothing that subtly speak to a codification of our bodies, identities, and environments based on our level of access.
"Each image begins by establishing an environment and choosing a model to occupy it, providing her with props and a role to play. These images are informed by both research and personal experience, culminating in portraits of young women that explore the intricately woven relationship between one’s class, race, and gender in . I purposely choose to construct the images in this manner as a way to assert that our understanding of others, based on their class standing, is just that – constructed."
Zg Gallery, 300 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60654
T. 312.654.9900 | www.ZgGallery.com
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Please join us for our Season Opening!
Friday, September 6th, 2013, 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Artist will be present.