September 8th and 9th
Future Bodies is an exhibit by Marissa Diamond, which investigates new ways of viewing the body by dismantling conventional beauty standards. In her paintings and ceramic sculptures, Diamond utilizes crochet and collage; techniques that have a history of being dismissed due to their classification as feminine and as craft. She intentionally uses these ‘low art’ techniques to create tactile surfaces resembling characteristics of the body that are often perceived as undesirable and unattractive. In doing so, Diamond reclaims techniques and materials that have been viewed negatively and uses them to subvert the pervasive culture of body monitoring and controlling women’s bodies in our society.