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09.27.2017 | JILL DOWNEN: Window Women | Free

September 27, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until November 11, 2017

Categories: Visual Arts


Marking the artist’s fifth solo exhibition with the Bruno David gallery, Jill Downen presents in the WINDOW ON FORSYTH (on view 24/7) “Window Women”, a stack of sculptural blocks representing female breasts that command attention. Stacked in neat rows, subtle nuance reveals that each is uniquely shaped, a result of the artist’s additive and subtractive processes, layering plaster and sanding surfaces to achieve feminine curves. Presented at street level, is this a nod to Amsterdam’s women in windows, fecundity available for consumption? Or is this an homage to Artemis, the ancient Greek diva of Ephesus, with a cultural stream of commerce flowing from the goddess image? Downen’s work addresses such dialogue in relation to contemporary situations such as women’s marches and a nasty women arsenal in pursuit of equality.

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