Work > Rendering Gender

Mrs. Kenan Davis
oil on wood panel
32" H x 24" W
2007
Mr. Kenan Davis
oil on wood panel
32" H x 24" W
2007
Mr. and Mrs. Kenan Davis
oil on wood panel
32" H x 24" W
2007
The Invitation
oil on wood panel
32" H x 24" W
2007
Pretty Ridiculous
Oil on wood panel
32" H x 24" W
2007
Pretty Ridiculous 3
Oil on wood panel
32" H x 24" W
2007
Pretty Ridiculous 1
oil on wood panel
32" H x 24" W
2007
Pretty Ridiculous 2
Oil on wood panel
32" H x 24" W
2007
Big Johnson
oil on wood panel
80" H x 32" W
2007

This work investigates gendered conventions of our culture. In giving visual form to the hierarchies of these habits, I juxtapose masculine and feminine associations of color, patterns, and figurative poses. These paintings are not intended to be portraits. Instead, characters fill interchangeable roles dictated by cultural standards in order to depict the politics of gender.