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Saya Woolfalk

Momenta Art
359 Bedford Avenue, between S. 4th and S. 5th, 718-218-8058
March 3 - April 3, 2006
Reception: Friday, March 3, 7 - 9 PM
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Saya Woolfalk’s figurative stuffed fabric sculptures combine the kind of marketing eye candy seen at FAO Schwartz intended to seduce kids with the adult eye candy of Victoria Secret’s sexily clad mannequins. The artist presents a world that is fantastical and highly exoticized yet alarmingly essentialist. A series of sexualized, interactive dioramas allow visual systems of display to play out the familiar codes of race, gender, and commodification ñ in such an absurd manner that the normative systems are broken down, allowing for both a critique and a re-envisioning of social and political hierarchies.
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