Intersections of Beauty – Student Show
September 27th – November 18th, 2007
A collaboration was struck between the current Introduction to Black and White Photography classes at DU to create this show. Four classes in total approached the idea of beauty from two different angles: the juxtaposition of masculine and feminine, and subversive beauty. The intersection of these overlapping themes, in combination with the interpretation of each student, yielded a great variety of subject matter and approaches.
What makes these two subjects interact so well together is the entwining social construction of gender and beauty. Various students in all of the classes visually articulate this idea independently of each other. The works from all four groups weave together by dealing with masculinity, femininity, and gender while accessing the subversive potential of beauty in various ways. Together, they resonate as one.