Surveyor : The Role of the Mirror in the Work of Dominique Rey

Matijcio, Steven. Surveyor : The Role of the Mirror in the Work of Dominique Rey. Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW, 2007.

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Abstract (English)

"Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir presents a portrait of exotic dancers, and of the artist herself taking on the role of a stripper, at the Crazy Horse dance club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From the intimacy of their dressing room, Rey documents the performative process of self-transformation into “working women”. She uncovers illusions and stereotypes about a subculture of women in extreme feminine roles and in doing so reopens the debate on the exploitation of women in oppressive environments. A video installation in the exhibition further extends the duality between the private person and the public mask, bringing into play notions of physical beauty, narcissism, and the passage to self-acceptance." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Matijcio, Steven (Author)
Dossier: 390 - TORONTO PHOTOGRAPHERS WORKSHOP - GALLERY TPW (Toronto, Ont.)
Collation: 1 online resource (1 PDF file)
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Gallery TPW
Artists: Rey, Dominique
Art Organizations: Toronto Photographers Workshop - Gallery Tpw (Toronto, Ont.)
Event Title: Dominique Rey : Selling Venus/Vénus au miroir
Type: Exhibition
Location: Gallery TPW (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 11 May - 9 June 2007
Keywords: PHOTOGRAPHY; MIRROR; FEMALE REPRESENTATION
Copyright Statement: Gallery TPW
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Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2020 23:38
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2021 19:54
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/31777
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