What Is Hidden by What We See
December 19, 2019 – January 11, 2020 (Project Room)
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Allison Morris: What Is Hidden by What We See
“What Is Hidden By What We See” is a body of work exploring the norms and expectations that construct and constrain the feminine body. This series of self-portraits presents the artist’s body in monstrous, amorphic, and covered forms that blur the line between woman and object, challenging the boundaries of the feminine body and what it represents. Taking inspiration from historical, mythological, and religious representations of women, these forms aim to create a sense of voyeuristic intrigue as well as repulsion in its audience, drawing attention to the fear surrounding feminine nature, sexuality and strength. They raise the question of what these concealed figures reveal about what lies beneath.
Allison Morris is a fine art photographer based in Montreal, Quebec. Her artistic practice explores themes of beauty, identity, performance, and the construction of femininity. Through the use of feminized objects and performative self-portraiture, she creates images that challenge the male gaze and traditional visual representations of women. Allison has exhibited internationally in Canada, Italy, and Serbia. She recently presented her second solo exhibition in Toronto, Ontario and completed her first artist residency in Sardinia, Italy in 2019. Her work has been featured in multiple online and print publications including The Huffington Post and “Photo Vogue Italia’s Top 100 Images of 2016”.
This exhibition was supported by the Local Government of Ferencváros District (Budapest Főváros IX. Kerület Ferencváros Önkormányzata).