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Window Peeping At Truman State University

Ceramic Ducks from the Window Peeping series by Gina Genis, shown at Laguna Art Museum, Gallery 825, Cypress College, Truman State University, Biola University

Two large-scale images (60″ x 40″) from my Window Peeping series will be shown at Truman State University from January 17 – February 17, 2012. The work is part of an exhibit titled Repositioning the Gaze, curated by Brandelyn Dillaway. Opening reception is January 17, beginning at 6 p.m.

Repositioning the Gaze addresses issues of invasion of privacy, voyeurism, and the way the gaze – from the viewpoint of the art and the viewer – have changed throughout history. The following is an excerpt from Brandelyn Dillaway’s statement:

Throughout the history of art, theorists and philosophers have tried to negotiate the visual and conceptual relationship that exists between a work of art and the viewer’s gaze. What has fueled much of this debate is the argument that because the gaze inherently signifies possession, and can therefore be tied to certain power structures, it is something that is neither benign nor passive even in the most simple of circumstances. Considering this historical position in today’s climate of increased surveillance, “reality” entertainment, and the popularity of social media, it has become necessary to re-evaluate the concept of the gaze within a contemporary context.

I am flying out for the reception and will be part of the discussion panel along with the other artists in the exhibit taking place on January 18th. I you are in the vicinity of Truman State University, please come by and enjoy the reception and discussion. I would love to meet you.

Truman State University location and contact info:

100 E. Normal | Ophelia Parrish 1109 | Kirksville, Missouri 63501
Phone: 660.785.4417
Fax: 660.785.7463

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About Gina Genis

Gina Genis has exhibited her work in museums and galleries across the U.S. She is included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. Her Window Peeping series was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The June Gloom series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The Kala series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. Economy Portraits was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011 by the OC Weekly. She recently curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of her work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and more. She leads the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where she teaches beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. She also teaches online courses through The Compelling Image.

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