This proposed exhibit, titled Unwedding: Why You Can’t Get Married is an outgrowth of a limited edition artist’s book by Nava Atlas (similarly titled Why You Can’t Get Married: An Unwedding Album).
The Narcissist’s Library, an installation-based exhibit-in-progress is comprised of a series of pieces that add up to an immersive experience; yet most can stand alone as individual works of art. The personal becomes political and vice versa, in these subversions of the familiar and mundane.
The Boy Next Door is a multi-paneled altered romance comic book story from the artist’s book Love and Marriage, In this proposed installation, each page is imagined as an enlarged panel or as a folding item on a pedestal.
This limited edition artist’s book examines the issue of same-sex marriage through the lens of the past. The very arguments used to oppose interracial marriage in generations past have been recycled for use against same-sex marriage.
Sluts & Studs looks at the language of sexuality, and the contrasts between the female and male terminology via dictionary definitions. Seeing these terms in the context of iconic 1950s style imagery is a gentle yet jarring reminder that despite the so called ‘sexual revolution,’ the language of sexuality has not much changed, and is still largely a throwback to attitudes of the past.