The Female Gaze is an alternative way of seeing that represents everyone as a subject and acknowledges that people have their own complicated narrative. Jen Dwyer constructs fanciful, porcelain vessels and sculptures that merge iconography from prehistoric imagery, (including ancient Venuses that were one of the first records of ceramics as well as self-portraits) infused with contemporary feminist themes, sprinkled with allusions of dime-store kitsch.
Location: Wassaic, New York
Exhibitions and Awards: Jen has an MFA in Ceramics and Minor Gender Studies Minor University of Notre Dame. Her work has been featured in SPRING/BREAK NY, Lucas Lucas Gallery, NY, Chasama Gallery, NYC, NY, Miami Context, Aha Fineart Gallery, NY, Hashimoto Contemoprary, San Francisco, NCECA Juried Student Exhibition, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis (Potter Award), Femme, Juxtaposed Projects, New York, NY, Kunsthuis Gallery, United Kingdom, The Sussex Contemporary Gallery, Ontario, Canada, Nars Foundation, NY, Bushwick Open Studios, Art Basel, Miami, Cool Hunting, Artnet, Architectural Digest, Forbes, Create Mag, Vogue, amongst others.
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This ceramic sculpture examines contemporary socially constructed notions of identity when cinematic depictions of women are seen as objects of male pleasure. It blurs the barriers between the private and public, subject and object and self and others.