Zoë Ligon "Woman with the Good Meat Removed"
Combining aspects of the mundane with images of sex acts, Detroit-based collage artist ZoÃ« Ligon juxtaposes actual objects against that which is routinely objectified (bodies, namely female).
Her work is evocative, thought provoking, and symbolic. Themes involving femininity and pleasure through texture come through, as do elements of anonymity; in trimming images of people down to the âbare bonesââgeometry, symmetry, lines, and anglesâshe shows only what needs to be shown: a vessel.
Ligon isnât made uncomfortable by sex, thinks you shouldnât be either, and in a way, this expression of hers, her early lifeâs work, is an effort to depict the world around her in the way she truly sees it; unapologeticallyâand healthilyâfilled with lots of sex, beauty, and imagination.
ZoÃ« Ligon is also a sex educator, owns Spectrum Boutique, a sex shop in Detroit, and is a celebrated journalist. With four solo shows and nine group shows under her belt, there really isnât anything she canât do. ZoÃ«'s art has been featured in VICE, Refinery29, TIME Magazine, and many other press outlets.
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