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Ryan.01 .jpg
       
     
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B&Wtree.jpg
       
     
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  In my work a quiet repose emerges, where moments of introspection grow long while light and atmosphere become tactile.  My subject’s bodies are interwoven with the landscapes that hold them.  The reflections point to their mirrored selves, projected back into the environment. In this work I create space to discuss the perceptions we as viewers may bring to images of the male body, sexuality and gender.  The language of the self and the ways in which we observe the body are in constant conflict.  Vernacular language is littered with outdated or gendered terms, words and phrases that fail to adequately describe what stands in front of them.      Landscape imagery serves to punctuate the self-portraiture, serving as metaphor to discuss the symbiosis between nature and the body.  V characterizes this relationship as both internal and external, with each body leaving marks upon the other.  The power structures that support this dialogue manifest as visual interruptions in the intervening space between reflection and perception.
       
     
lake.1.jpg
       
     
Ryan.04.jpg
       
     
B&Wwires.jpg
       
     
RK.20.jpg
       
     
Ryan.9 copy 2.jpg
       
     
blackandwhitehugcurtain.jpg
       
     
Ryan.01 .jpg
       
     
Ryan.02.jpg
       
     
tree.2.jpg
       
     
Ryan.2 copy 2.jpg
       
     
Northwestern.05crop.jpg
       
     
Ryan.5.jpg
       
     
Ryan.006.jpg
       
     
RK.4b&W.jpg
       
     
plant.1.jpg
       
     
RK.24.jpg
       
     
B&Wtree.jpg
       
     
Cory.21.jpg
       
     
lighttower.02.jpg
       
     
Cory.4.jpg
       
     
window.444.jpg
       
     
Cory.16.jpg
       
     
  In my work a quiet repose emerges, where moments of introspection grow long while light and atmosphere become tactile.  My subject’s bodies are interwoven with the landscapes that hold them.  The reflections point to their mirrored selves, projected back into the environment. In this work I create space to discuss the perceptions we as viewers may bring to images of the male body, sexuality and gender.  The language of the self and the ways in which we observe the body are in constant conflict.  Vernacular language is littered with outdated or gendered terms, words and phrases that fail to adequately describe what stands in front of them.      Landscape imagery serves to punctuate the self-portraiture, serving as metaphor to discuss the symbiosis between nature and the body.  V characterizes this relationship as both internal and external, with each body leaving marks upon the other.  The power structures that support this dialogue manifest as visual interruptions in the intervening space between reflection and perception.
       
     

In my work a quiet repose emerges, where moments of introspection grow long while light and atmosphere become tactile.  My subject’s bodies are interwoven with the landscapes that hold them.  The reflections point to their mirrored selves, projected back into the environment. In this work I create space to discuss the perceptions we as viewers may bring to images of the male body, sexuality and gender.  The language of the self and the ways in which we observe the body are in constant conflict.  Vernacular language is littered with outdated or gendered terms, words and phrases that fail to adequately describe what stands in front of them.


Landscape imagery serves to punctuate the self-portraiture, serving as metaphor to discuss the symbiosis between nature and the body.  V characterizes this relationship as both internal and external, with each body leaving marks upon the other.  The power structures that support this dialogue manifest as visual interruptions in the intervening space between reflection and perception.