2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

Contortion to Vulnerability 

Kalven D. Duncan
Dr. Heidi Cook, Faculty Mentor

This work is the central image in a series of conceptual self-portraits I have completed for my Photography course. In this series I explore the concept of everyone using a costumed version of themselves to both please others and guard themselves. I use the sheet to embody this internal and conscious costume and my nude body in hostile environments to amply this element of vulnerability. The contorted posture I modeled in this photograph is a call back to the male nude in art history, especially to my personal favourite sculptor, Praxiteles. 



Presentation Type: Studio Art

Session: 1-21
Location: OP Art Gallery
Time: 3:00

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