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Of Bodies and Buildings: Drawings by Joan Linder

October 28 – December 9, 2007

Reception: October 28, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Lecture by Joan Linder at 2:00 p.m.


The Anthony Giordano Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of large-scale drawings by Joan Linder. Ms. Linder’s meticulous pen and ink drawings of singular objects and figures evoke themes of war, death, banality and sexuality. Her compositions present their often culturally or emotionally charged subject matter in a detached, objective style. In this work, various bodies and buildings are isolated in a manner that subjects them to deliberate scrutiny and encourages reflection on their larger significance. This scrutiny often unsettles conventional relationships between seeing and being seen, between male spectators and the objects of their gaze, as she compels us to look upon the exposed bodies of nude men. In other compositions, she implicates us in unsavory situations of captivity and torture. These works raise questions about both the pleasures and the discomforts of looking, and the sense of power and vulnerability that this often entails.



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