KATIE GRAY

NOT YOUR PUSSY: Lessons In Modern Body Autonomy

OPENS APRIL 1, 2017

'Not Your Pussy' lessons in modern body autonomy, is a re-appropriation of power of the voyeur from masculine to feminine.  It positions women as producer and consumer of pleasure, not just a subject of a male dominated gaze. This multidisciplinary body of work amplifies our current and overwhelming fight for women's rights and cultural equality by using performance, painting and photography to empower the once silent voice of women.  The artist aims to shake the patriarchal base of our culture and question traditional and common modes of equality, power and respect.  Using vintage pornography and modern pole dance, this work incorporates the taboo, kitsch and the blue collar into the elite, fine-art arena.  Thus, creating a tension between high-brow vs low-brow... foreshadowing our culturally relevant battle between the governed and the governing, illustrating the struggle for female body autonomy within the socio-cultural and political realm.  

'We will no longer go silently into the night... with the support of one another, we will be heard.' ~women

Dancers/Models:
Coral Trimble
Patricia Nobles
Mimi Midnight
Tricia Sakai
Katie Chin

Photography:
Rob Schanz

Artist/Model/Art Director:
Katie Gray