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Red State, Blue Plate

© Genevieve Gaignard. Image courtesy of the artist and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles.

Red State, Blue Plate

Artist: Genevieve Gaignard (Born in Orange, Massachusetts, 1981)
Date: 2016
Medium: Chromogenic print
Dimensions:
Sheet: 24 × 36 inches (61 × 91.4 cm)
State: 2
Edition: 3
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Jennifer McCracken New (A.B.’90, J.D.’94) and Jason G. New (J.D.’94)
Label Text:Genevieve Gaignard’s work explores the construction and fluidity of femininity, class and cultural identity, as well as the myth of race. In each of her photographs, an aesthetic mix of street photography and cinematic stills, she performs different characters, shape shifting in ethnicity, culture, and class. The artist’s own mixed race allows for a flexible exploration of race and identity in her self-portraits. Part autobiographical, part allegorical, Gaignard’s work straddles time through semi-fictional imagery that loosely references iconic moments in popular culture and significant historical events.
Object number: 2018.6.4