Artist: Jenny Cho
Media: Drawing and Painting
Gallery: CSULB school of art, Gatov Gallery East
This week we met with artist Jenny Cho. Jenny is an undergrad student here at CSULB and will be graduating this Spring.
Her art piece is a hollow sphere with a barbie doll head, an open book, small red shoes with glitter, and a circular mirror as the floor board. Jenny explained the big influence behind her art work was gender identity. She is a strong advocate for feminism and explained that this art piece was resembling her headspace. This piece resembles how women are expected to act with the given societal norms as represented by all of the smaller items inside. She mentioned the mirror is supposed to make you think about yourself, but also that women are expected to look a certain way. There are certain responsibilities that women need to carry out, such as grooming and are expected to have a feminine look. She made a point that a mirror is very fragile. It relates to women in society today because the rules for playing the part of being feminine are so fragile that it can be shattered very easily just like the mirror. Jenny also explained the reason why she wrote the word “slut” on the back of her piece was that it was on the backside part of being a woman, and being labeled as one is more on the darker side of things, hence why it is written on the back.