Samantha Wall's Wrestling Women

Erotica // Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Historically, aggression and fighting have been reserved for men and images and objects depicting male violence often reveal a subtle sexuality. Women as aggressors are generally viewed as a spectacle, catered for a male audience and thus highly sexualized. There is almost always a conflation of violence and sexuality when the combatants are women. Samantha Wall's drawings depict women fighting with each other but not for an audience, revealing an emotional bond between the combatants that oscillates between love and hate. 

Red, White, Black and Blue

Erotica // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
'The body is a fragile mass of meat that bruises, sickens and decays. It is the conduit through which we experience our lives and it will eventually fail. Every day is a reminder that it is weak, flawed, and inescapable. We feed it antacids, aspirin, antihistamines, and antibiotics to cure one ailment or another. However, it is also a vessel to express and share emotions...

The Works of Samantha Wall

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 06, 2014
We just ran into the works of Samantha Wall this morning, a Korean born, Portland-based fine artist who creates portraits of distress. One of her series, Partially Severed, "uses the female body as a site of struggle between subjective narrative and representations of women in Asian horror cinema." Like we said, distress. 

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