Room

The photographic diptychs in the “Room” series are composed of women’s bodies twisted and split between panels, and then reassembled in impossible ways, simultaneously displaying and disrupting the classic ideal of the female nude. Unlike most nudes, the diptychs in “Room” are contextual portraits. Part anthropology, part boudoir photography, each diptych is as much about the personal space of the domestic environment as it is about the body, leaving us wanting to know more about the woman who occupies the room. The diptychs are about a kind of refusal, an obstinate desire to make the viewer look at the fantasy of the body as a whole (the seeming möbius strip of the woman’s body), and yet not have visual access to the face or the breasts.