Studies of Women

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Studies of Women

"Sara Silks’ intimate experimental analogue photographs celebrate the simultaneous vulnerability and strength of the female spirit. Her series Studies of Women is a cross-generational exploration of the shared struggles and conflicting expectations placed on women in Western society. Inspired by her immediate relationships and lived experiences, Silks captures the inner conflicts of young women at the cusp of adulthood. Her approach to portraiture blends and mudras-like hand gestures and natural forms. Her airy images transport viewers into a dreamlike space. Through her use of metaphor, she creates poetic images that explore personal narratives through a contemporary feminist lens."

" The artist raises dialogue regarding the power photographic images have in fashioning and mirroring identities back towards the viewer. Exploring approaches to portraiture, the artist highlights the tensions and nuances of how identity is mediated, constructed and performed."

~Simone Rojas-Pick, Perceptions, 2019, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, CA