PERSONAL PROJECTS
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project summary  

 


As an indicator of a discriminatory stronghold embedded in America, her first series of photographs, featuring Dylan Mehkí, confronts the indecorous placement of racial, gender, and cultural superiority. These photographs are an introduction to the series, Character.

Inundated with symbolism, she aims to have viewers decode the imagery as art historians did with the likes of Caravaggio and Da Vinci, instead uncovering visual metaphors of religion, feminism, oppression, American history, homosexuality, and inequality.

There is a certain forthright attitude within her work, as she uses subtle objects like a gold earring, or an inadvertent halo to illustrate her opinions on various issues that encompass individuals, of which do not exclusively pertain to those in the United States.

The particular image of an African-American male, holding a stem of cotton can spark quite a controversy when depicted by an American woman, yet the work is not about the artist, but rather the negligence of history and the modernized oppression of minorities she aims to manifest within each piece.

The project is not initially critical, but rather speculative of personal identity and cultural upbringing. Fusing her interests in the world of art and politics, Lohn calls attention to the divide facing America by casting a spotlight on various individuals, portrayed through an admiration of aestheticism, not traditionally used for the referenced territories.
© 2017 KOURTNEY LOHN. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM | MIAMI, FLORIDA