Anna Friemoth, Words for Women

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Anna Friemoth, Words for Women

Photographer highlights absurdity of labels like Sugar Tits and Butter Face in literal self-portrait series...

Central Saint Martin’s graduate Anna Friemoth builds on her 10 Commandments self-portrait series with a sharp new body of satirical work, Words for Women; currently showing at Gallery 151. If you’ve ever pondered the inanity of labels like ‘Sugar Tits’, or ‘Butter Face’, the American artist’s literal portraits will be viewed with a wry smile.

2011’s 10 Commandments — with their two-fingers to Biblical statutes — are on show here too, alongside some miscellaneous pieces from Friemoth’s collected works; all united in mischievousness. Arm Candy; Butter Face; Golddigger; Handmaiden; Pushover; Sugar Tits; Wallflower; and Trophy Wife are the eight Words for Women, explored in visual verbatim by the artist … their absurdity laid bare by Friemoth’s candid portraiture.

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Sugar Tits

Sugar Tits, 2015 (Words for Women series)
24 x 34 inches / 60 x 86 cm
archival print on Hahnemuhle paper

Butter Face

Butter Face, 2015 (Words for Women series)
24 x 34 inches / 60 x 86 cm
archival print on Hahnemuhle paper

Anna Friemoth, Words for Women at Gallery 151, New York
Keep the Sabbath Day Holy

Keep the Sabbath Day Holy, 2011
(10 Commandments series)
24 x 34 inches / 60 x 86 cm
archival print on Hahnemuhle paper

Honor Your Father and Mother

Honor Your Father and Mother, 2011
(10 Commandments series)
24 x 34 inches / 60 x 86 cm
archival print on Hahnemuhle paper

Jae-Hee and Clementine

Jae-Hee and Clementine, 2015,
17 x 24 inches / 43 x 60 cm.
archival print on Hahnemuhle paper

Amelia

Amelia, 2015,
17 x 24 inches / 43 x 60 cm.
archival print on Hahnemuhle paper

Anna Friemoth, Words for Women at Gallery 151, New York
Handmaiden

Handmaiden, 2015 (Words for Women series)
24 x 34 inches / 60 x 86 cm
archival print on Hahnemuhle paper

Golddigger

Golddigger, 2015 (Words for Women series)
24 x 34 inches / 60 x 86 cm
archival print on Hahnemuhle paper

All images courtesy of the artist and Gallery 151

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