• Self / Conscious : MFA Thesis - Painting and Drawing

      Guile, Lindsey (2014-05)
      My art work explores the intimate contact of physical interaction, especially with one's self. Beyond the sexual nature of touch, the focus is on discovery, acknowledgment, embodiment and eventually ownership. This series reflects my own social activism within the Body Positivity movement. Working collaboratively within my studio practice, individuals who volunteer discuss body politics and create riffs on self portraiture in order to re-contextualize their own bodily experiences.