Field Trip

Title:Field Trip
Artist:Zoe Hawk
Subject:
Art Type:Drawing
Date Created:2011
Dimensions: Height: 26 in    Width: 29 in    36 in l
Weight:0 lb
Print: of
Signature:Yes
Framed:Yes
Additional Information:

Artist Statement: This 
work 
reflects 
my
 interest 
in 
the relationship 
between 
feminine 
identity,
 social
 interactions,
 and
 institutions. 
The 
implementation
 of
 uniforms 
and 
group
 activities
 is
 presented 
here, 
not
 only
 as
 depiction
 of
 the
 practice 
itself, 
but
 also 
as 
a
 metaphor
 for
 the 
mechanisms
 of 
gendered
 socialization. 
The 
girls 
in
 my 
paintings 
are 
being
 trained 
to 
become
 ladies,
 as
 signified 
by
 their 
identically
 feminine
 garments.
 But
 within 
this 
attempt
 at 
assimilation, 
an 
intricate 
play
 of
 yearning,
 mischief,
 communion, 
and
 rebellion 
develops. 
These
 characters 
inhabit
 their 
own 
little
 worlds
 within 
the
 boundaries
 of 
their 
respective
 institutions, 
acting 
out
 social
 and 
internal
 dramas 
that
 both
 reinforce 
and
 resist  
the 
homogenizing 
effect
 of
 their
 coded
 clothing:
 they 
flock
 and 
flee,
 exclude
 and
 embrace, 
quarrel 
and
 ally. 
Here 
the
 need 
to
 become 
integrated 
into 
a
 group
 conflicts 
with
 a 
want 
of 
individuality, 
accompanied
 by 
simultaneous 
longing 
and
 resistance towards 
femininity.
 There 
are
 thoughts
 behind
 their 
features;
 they 
are 
mournful, 
frightened,
 aggressive, 
loving,
 and
 cunning.


 Under
 the 
watchful
 eye 
of 
institutional 
power, 
the
 spirit
 of
 these
 girls
 endures
 as
 they 
reveal
 the 
beautiful 
complexities
 of
 their
 character.

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