Jill Greenberg "Glass Ceiling"


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Departing from her daring and experimental portraiture, Jill Greenberg returns to her interest in feminist art with Glass Ceiling, a series in which she depicts female athletes and dancers underwater engaged in a variety of ambiguous and dynamic movements. The women wear colorful bathing suits and high heels in complimentary hues forcing one to question how and why these models artre immersed.

Inspired by a commercial assignment that involved Olympic athletes in stilettos, Greenberg was struck by the absurdity of the styling. The shoes, meant to heighten sexuality, restrict movement and imposes a lack of control. The tension of the models surfacing for gasps of air while wrestling with the weight of the water acts as a metaphor for the role women must play in the outside world.



from June 16, 2011 to August 19, 2011

Opening Reception on 2011-06-16 from 18:00 to 20:00


Jill Greenberg

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