Multidisciplinary artist Jen Ray presents performances, paintings, and sound works that celebrate female confidence and self-determination. Drawing inspiration and symbolism from a wide range of socio-political and cultural references, from feminist science fiction and dystopian theory, to seventies glam rock, to multi-layered historical references and gendered storytelling, the artist challenges static or reverential perceptions of feminism and encourages on-going discussions about gender, intersectionality, and identity politics.
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A mysterious cloaked woman kicks high in the air, her spikes shining as she stares you down. -- This artwork is an exploration of the way women use costume to present themselves as tough, mysterious, strange and even vaguely threatening. I consider these characters similar to knights or super heroes who are fabulously dressed but who warm the viewer to keep their distance or risk getting hurt.