In this body of work, I continue to explore a theme that has situated itself within my artistic practice for many years. Expectations, cultural, especially those demanded of women—which more often than not center on their obligation to bear and nurture children.
For this exhibition, I use digital technology to compose the form — large-scale (40x40 each) ink-jet printed collages that could be mistaken for product branding pieces.
Within digital design software there are numerous filters and effects that allow the designer to morph and shape images and text to expand on their inherent meanings. (I found it ironic that filters are also used in a social sense when talking about filtering one’s language or one’s intentions.)
Easel-painting with oils on canvas is my traditional medium. In these pieces, I have continued this tradition — flat, two-dimensional surfaces, prescribed color palette and forms. What has changed is the application. Working digitally inspires rapid iterations of the composition and new ways of envisioning the prescribed lexicon of shapes, geometric diagrams, and semantic marks.
Susanna began several years ago. She represents the concept/theme - society places expectations upon her, she submits herself, and yet, she is still not good enough. It takes a miracle to save her. It is the establishing of a cultural norm through her experience that becomes a regressive moment for the advancement of female autonomy.
Susanna and the Elders is a story in the biblical tradition that has been the subject for numerous painters -- male and female -- from the Renaissance until today. Her story is universal and timeless, and her body continues to serve as a graphic medium through which artists can explore the expectations placed upon women by the cultures in which they live and ultimately know themselves to be.
#7C_ma/P, 2021 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl  Assets: Cavaliere d'-Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Susanna and the Elders, 1606. Original media: Unknown. Public domain digital image. Nick Gehinscott, public domain digital photograph. _  #01A_suS/Anna, 2018-2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl
#7C_ma/P, 2021 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl Assets: Cavaliere d'-Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Susanna and the Elders, 1606. Original media: Unknown. Public domain digital image. Nick Gehinscott, public domain digital photograph. _ #01A_suS/Anna, 2018-2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl
#09b_sk/n, 2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl  Assets: Engin Akyurt, public domain digital photograph. Cavaliere d'-Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Susanna and the Elders, 1606. Original media: Oil on copper panel. Public domain digital image. Thomas Hart Benton, Susanna and the Elders, 1938. Original media: Egg tempera and oil on canvas. Public domain digital image.
#09b_sk/n, 2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl Assets: Engin Akyurt, public domain digital photograph. Cavaliere d'-Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Susanna and the Elders, 1606. Original media: Oil on copper panel. Public domain digital image. Thomas Hart Benton, Susanna and the Elders, 1938. Original media: Egg tempera and oil on canvas. Public domain digital image.
#02A, 2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl  Assets: Atipo Type Foundry, Geomanist, 2010. Digital typeface design. Matthew Bara, public domain digital image Cornelis-van-Haarlem, Susanna and the Elders, 1590. Original media: Oil on canvas. Public domain digital image.
#02A, 2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl Assets: Atipo Type Foundry, Geomanist, 2010. Digital typeface design. Matthew Bara, public domain digital image Cornelis-van-Haarlem, Susanna and the Elders, 1590. Original media: Oil on canvas. Public domain digital image.
#010_cosmos, 2021 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl  Assets: Cavaliere d'-Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Susanna and the Elders, 1606. Original media: Unknown. Public domain digital image. Atipo Type Foundry, Geomanist, 2010. Digital typeface design.
#010_cosmos, 2021 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl Assets: Cavaliere d'-Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Susanna and the Elders, 1606. Original media: Unknown. Public domain digital image. Atipo Type Foundry, Geomanist, 2010. Digital typeface design.
#08_c/mitrie, 2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl  Assets: Atipo Type Foundry, Geomanist, 2010. Digital typeface design. Matthew Barra, public domain digital image. Philippe Donn, public domain digital image. Massimo Stanzione, Susanna and the Elders, ca. 1630-1635. Public domain digital image.
#08_c/mitrie, 2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl Assets: Atipo Type Foundry, Geomanist, 2010. Digital typeface design. Matthew Barra, public domain digital image. Philippe Donn, public domain digital image. Massimo Stanzione, Susanna and the Elders, ca. 1630-1635. Public domain digital image.
#01_H.U.E., 2020 Archival inkjet latex on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl
#01_H.U.E., 2020 Archival inkjet latex on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl
#05_DA|vin_ci, 2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl  Assets: Thomas Hart Benton, detail: Susanna and the Elders, 1938. Original media: Egg tempera and oil on canvas. Public domain digital image. Nick Gehinscott, public domain digital image.
#05_DA|vin_ci, 2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl Assets: Thomas Hart Benton, detail: Susanna and the Elders, 1938. Original media: Egg tempera and oil on canvas. Public domain digital image. Nick Gehinscott, public domain digital image.
#01A_suS/Anna, 2018-2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl
#01A_suS/Anna, 2018-2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl
#03_m.w., 2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl  Assets: John Baskerville, Baskerville, ca. 1750. Metal punch typeface design. Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Susannah and the Elders, 1617. Original media: Oil on canvas. Public domain digital image. Roberto Nickson, public domain digital image. Mary Wollstonecraft, chapter 4 of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, 1792.
#03_m.w., 2020 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl Assets: John Baskerville, Baskerville, ca. 1750. Metal punch typeface design. Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Susannah and the Elders, 1617. Original media: Oil on canvas. Public domain digital image. Roberto Nickson, public domain digital image. Mary Wollstonecraft, chapter 4 of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, 1792.
#002A|_wr|p, 2021 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl  Assets: Cavaliere d'-Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Susanna and the Elders, 1606. Original media: Unknown. Public domain digital image. John Baskerville, Baskerville, ca. 1750. Metal punch typeface design. Philippe Donn, public domain digital image. Artemisia Gentileschi, Susanna and the Elders, 1622. Original media: Oil on canvas. Public domain digital image. Cornelis-van-Haarlem, Susanna and the Elders, 1590. Original media: Oil on canvas. Public domain digital image. Mary Wollstonecraft, excerpt from chapter 4 of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, 1792.
#002A|_wr|p, 2021 Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl Assets: Cavaliere d'-Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Susanna and the Elders, 1606. Original media: Unknown. Public domain digital image. John Baskerville, Baskerville, ca. 1750. Metal punch typeface design. Philippe Donn, public domain digital image. Artemisia Gentileschi, Susanna and the Elders, 1622. Original media: Oil on canvas. Public domain digital image. Cornelis-van-Haarlem, Susanna and the Elders, 1590. Original media: Oil on canvas. Public domain digital image. Mary Wollstonecraft, excerpt from chapter 4 of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, 1792.

#02A, 2020

Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl


Assets:

Atipo Type Foundry, Geomanist, 2010. Digital typeface design.

Matthew Bara, public domain digital image

Cornelis-van-Haarlem, Susanna and the Elders, 1590. Original media: Oil on canvas. Public domain digital image.

#7C_ma/P, 2021

Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl


Assets:

Cavaliere d'-Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Susanna and the Elders, 1606. Original media: Unknown. Public domain digital image.

Nick Gehinscott, public domain digital photograph.

#09b_sk/n, 2020

Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl


Assets:

Engin Akyurt, public domain digital photograph.

Cavaliere d'-Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Susanna and the Elders, 1606. Original media: Oil on copper panel. Public domain digital image.

Thomas Hart Benton, Susanna and the Elders, 1938. Original media: Egg tempera and oil on canvas. Public domain digital image.

#010_cosmos, 2021

Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl


Assets:

Cavaliere d'-Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Susanna and the Elders, 1606. Original media: Unknown. Public domain digital image.

Atipo Type Foundry, Geomanist, 2010. Digital typeface design.

#08_c/mitrie, 2020

Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl


Assets:

Atipo Type Foundry, Geomanist, 2010. Digital typeface design.

Matthew Barra, public domain digital image.

Philippe Donn, public domain digital image.

Massimo Stanzione, Susanna and the Elders, ca. 1630-1635. Public domain digital image.

#01A_suS/Anna, 2018-2020

Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl

#05_DA|vin_ci, 2020

Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl


Assets:

Thomas Hart Benton, detail: Susanna and the Elders, 1938. Original media: Egg tempera and oil on canvas. Public domain digital image.

Nick Gehinscott, public domain digital image.

#01_H.U.E., 2020

Archival inkjet latex on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl

#002A|_wr|p, 2021

Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl


Assets:

Cavaliere d'-Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Susanna and the Elders, 1606. Original media: Unknown. Public domain digital image.

John Baskerville, Baskerville, ca. 1750. Metal punch typeface design.

Philippe Donn, public domain digital image.

Artemisia Gentileschi, Susanna and the Elders, 1622. Original media: Oil on canvas. Public domain digital image.

Cornelis-van-Haarlem, Susanna and the Elders, 1590. Original media: Oil on canvas. Public domain digital image.

Mary Wollstonecraft, excerpt from chapter 4 of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, 1792.

#03_m.w., 2020

Archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl


Assets:

John Baskerville, Baskerville, ca. 1750. Metal punch typeface design.

Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Susannah and the Elders, 1617. Original media: Oil on canvas. Public domain digital image.

Roberto Nickson, public domain digital image.

Mary Wollstonecraft, chapter 4 of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, 1792.

All images are copyright-free. Images are archival latex paint inkjet printed on Briteline 2201 matte vinyl. Printing by Tyson's Model City Glass and Natasha Day. All image labels include the contributions of numerous artists. Select an image to view the label.
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