Friends of the Biennale: Grace Gordon-Collins @ the Diane Farris Gallery
Wednesday June 24th, 2009
I had a chance to meet and speak with Grace Gordon-Collins last night at the Vancouver Biennale offices.
In Unfiltered, Vancouver artist Grace Gordon-Collins presents a collection of portrait diptychs of women. One image shows the “public” face of each woman, and the other an intimate “unfiltered” portrayal of each woman dressed as her private fantasy self. Candid and at times confrontational, her subjects unabashedly reveal their innermost emotional sanctums to the camera.
The fantasy photographs conjure another reality, one that is unhampered by social expectations and obligations. In the guise of their second selves, the playful, outrageous or whimsical nature of each picture leaves no doubt we are witnessing a third wave of feminism. The subjects appear comfortable and in control as they seek and celebrate their individual expressions of womanhood.
Please come out and support Grace and her fellow artists and enjoy an evening of enlightening fantasy. Hope to see you there!