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GIRLS, THIS WAY with Custom Neon Yellow Acrylic Frame

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GIRLS, THIS WAY with Custom Neon Yellow Acrylic Frame Photograph - Limited Edition of 10

Anna Church

Canada

Photography, Neon on Paper

Size: 26.5 W x 36.5 H x 3.3 D in

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Framed in a custom made NEON YELLOW ACRYLIC frame with LED Lightning Strike bulb (comes with U.S electrical plug and adjustable dimmer ) The messaging behind the work of - GIRLS, THIS WAY The male gaze has been prevalent throughout history. Throughout the history of art specifically, and despite the female form being one of the most popular and frequent subjects, women have long been depicted by and for men. It is subtle but critical changes in storytelling, representation and depiction that shift that gaze back to the possession of female artists, for women creators to reclaim their own narrative. That is the nuanced theme of Anna’s ‘Girls, This Way’ artwork. The subtle shift of a deliberate pun in the title, the works highlight the misogynistic history of the bygone slang while changing the language in order to reclaim the outdated phrase. The alteration invites the viewer to look twice at the works. The familiar visual of a women’s leg rendered in neon, with the accompanying ‘GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS’ or ‘GIRLS THIS WAY’ signage has historically had seedy connotations. A neon sign featuring women’s legs, often depicted upside down to convey that the unnamed female was on her back, was the indication of a seedy motel or cocktail bar. Thus a very simplistic semiotic was heavily imbued with the sexualization and subjugation of women. With the simple insertion of a comma ‘Girls, this way’, the language becomes a collaborative call to action, a conversation amongst peers or even a token of guidance and leadership towards a future generation of young women and artists. Anna’s subtle visual approach to the classic iconography of legs x neon further subverts this pairing in the work. Says Church: “I love how the one stationary leg itself looks like a lightening bolt. The long-standing rendering of women’s’ legs in neon gave me the idea of placing a neon lightening strike over top of the image. I do believe we are also witnessing a lightening bolt moment of feminist history as well, as women quite literally renegotiate their footing in society – another pun intended.” Like the pun in it’s title, the image is intentionally approachable and easy to visually consume. The graphic image may appear simplistic but its multilayered connotations depict the subtly of its rendering. Using soft lighting in her photography and a black and white treatment as a deliberate rejection of colour references, the retro hosiery and the neon lightening bolt provide the historical associations from which Church invites the viewer to review the work. At this juncture in history, during the era of #MeToo and the Time’s Up movement, we are witness to the efforts of generations of women dismantling a systemic patriarchal system that has marginalized women for centuries. While there is much more work to be done, creating a dialogue, reclaiming female narrative and throwing off the male gaze abounds; in conversation, on social platforms, in works of art. It is the time for subversion, discussion and Girls. UNFRAMED MEDIUM (Unframed Only) - 24” x 31” (edition of 40) - $595

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Photography Print:Neon on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:10

Size:26.5 W x 36.5 H x 3.3 D in

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Sculptography is my alternative to putting paint to canvas. Instead of paint, I build, arrange and sculpt my visions to express my ideas. Photographing my creations has enabled me to bring my tactile, 3D sculptural creations to a 2D viewing platform. Enabling them to be hung and enjoyed as wall art. Through my Sculptographic process, I build artworks from an array of surprising elements, which I then capture in a photograph, yielding Fine Art Prints of Limited Edition. I’m fortunate to say the creative journey is as stimulating as the final result. Finding the objects that I want to work with and that will fit the thesis I want to explore, is like hunting for treasure! It’s the feeling of collecting pieces for a puzzle that were never meant to be one! This discovery was accidentally birthed and brought to fruition when I created my first Sculptography artwork ‘Crowning Glory’ and has been further developed into many different forms of my Sculptography practice throughout my career as a full time artist. I love that this process allows me to develop new concepts without limiting my ideas into a singular style. I love being able to creatively explore and push new boundaries upon each new series I create. There has recently been an evolution that has come to my work as I experiment with the latest printing technologies. Printing my work onto a linen fabric makes my work look like they could easily be a pristinely rendered painting. I love the outcome of this evolutionary aesthetic process, I hope you resonate with it too! Art is an extension and way in which we can express our inner style and project that to others. Like a personal insignia, you have chosen to represent your feelings within the walls you reside in. Alongside bringing joy and fulfilment to your interior vista and wellbeing everyday. I’m personally inspired by, and to create artworks that can be enjoyed at first glance and expand their themes with ongoing introspection. My artworks are surrealist in their approach, yet all possess an ease that renders them comfortable in a multitude decor styles and environments. It’s lovely to know that my artwork resides in beautiful homes around the world, having sold and exhibited Globally in; New York, Miami, London, Amsterdam, Toronto and my native land of New Zealand.

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