Christina Cornier

I use the female form to tackle ideas surrounding image, representation and the self. Often the way we are seen does not match the way we see ourselves. I'm interested in the power-play that can happen between the viewed and the viewer. The “gaze” itself is a loaded term that carries with it power and implications of gender. The “gaze” assumes males eyes on a female subject. Art history books are filled with a long tradition of women being painted from a male gaze, often being objectified and/or eroticized. I'm interested in how this changes if the gaze is from one woman onto another and in how the subject's gaze can change the common relationship between the viewer and the viewed?

Work currently on display at
Susan Mains Gallery Gallery
Grand Anse, Grenada