Jasmine Worth uses religious iconography to recall and challenge the role women have played in historical narratives. Her contemplative new paintings are featured in the show “Future Past” at La Luz De Jesus Gallery. The show starts today and runs through July 1 at the Los Angeles space. Worth was last mentioned on HiFructose.com here.
“My latest work continues to flesh out women as multifaceted and complete beings,” the artist says, in a statement. “Too often, art and literature place females in the impossible roles of saint or sinner. In my work, I seek to continue the efforts to tear down the tired, patriarchal trope of the virgin/whore complex. To achieve this, I employ the use of traditional representations of women juxtaposed with both the sacred feminine and the mundane. By putting the focus on the preconceived ideas of the female ideals, the viewer is confronted with his or her prejudices and how to reconcile the two.”
See more work from the show below.