Wednesday, December 12, 2007

NY Arts Magazine has a piece on me in the January/February 2008 issue.

Here's a snippet:
-Jimmy Moffat on Amy Elkins-

The definition of a “wallflower” in the Oxford Dictionary, is “a girl who has no one to dance with at a party.” In her series, “Wallflower,” Amy Elkins examines the sexist limits of this perception. By placing men in front of floral wallpaper, their torsos generally shirtless and cropped near the waist, she has successfully created a collection of portraits of male “wallflowers.” It is because these men are undressed and in an intimate environment that the viewer immediately confronts the stereotypes of sexual orientation. Read more here.


lee said...

just came across your site and i love this portrait.


wonderful, as usual!

Anonymous said...

this is such a beautiful series.