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st martins school of art
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Wendy Elia - Paintings

Given the (ab)use of the female nude as subject matter within painting, it’s legitimate to ask whether its representation is too problematic, too burdened with connotations of sexual objectification and the male gaze. These questions and an investigation of the female gaze lie at the core of Wendy Elia's practice. Her paintings of naked and half naked women, including a pre-op transsexual man, are almost life-size. Narratives are hinted at through objects (a champagne cork, a stormy sky), rooms, or titles (The Visit) reminding us these subjects are always more than mere lumps of flesh. Staring back at us, refusing to be passive, they confront us with our own voyeurism. As exemplified by Maxime's large, male feet squeezed into high-heeled shoes, these images are never comfortable.

Marie-Anne Mancio 2008

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At 18:53 on December 3, 2008, Cristina Prudente said…
I love the paintings where you portray Maxim!

bye
cristina
At 0:13 on April 16, 2008, John Collier said…
Wendy,
Great portfolio! I thought you might want to join the Figurative Art group.
John Collier
At 11:55 on April 15, 2008, artreview.com said…
Hi Wendy,

Welcome to artreview.com. It would be great to hear more about you...

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