BODYidentity: Photographs by Rita Blaik

Exhibits // BODYidentity: Photographs by Rita Blaik

Oct 4 - Oct 27

Overview // Bodies are our closest friend and our greatest enemy... a downright spectacular machine. But what makes our bodies our own? In this exhibition, artist Rita Blaik depicts the body through both intimate and clinical lenses as she seeks to better understand the ingredients that result in each individual's sense of body and identity. Using the (literal) framework of a mannequin, the body is shown in its various technical compositions, allowing the viewers to reflect on how they construct their own sense of self. The human makeup is presented as a breakdown of molecules, elements, matter vs space, and a bacterial landscape. Through these very clinical definitions, all human individuality becomes removed. Also at play is the notion of portraiture as a medium for presentation. By creating the work as portraits, these compositions become a primary descriptor of humanity.

Special thanks: Rodin Eckenroth, Christina Agapakis, Amisha Gadani, and Donovan Keith

Details // A special reception for children will be held on Friday, October 4, 3 – 4:30 pm.