Amelia Saul: Four Women
March 9 - April 2, 2016
The Jake is pleased to present its first exhibition of work by New York-based artist Amelia Saul. Four Women consists of three never-before-exhibited video works and a series of photograms. The videos all feature women, whether in front of the camera or behind it. All of them are DIY-style recordings of women engaged in self-expression—talking, singing, masturbating, making videos—while also engaging with the history of earlier (male-dominated) cultural forms.
Each work shows an attempt, conscious or unconscious, of appropriation, dominance, and ultimately ownership of Western cultural heritage. These women are travelers, pilgrims even, to images and locations of cultural power, and through performative gestures, spoken opinions, and female sexual domination, merge with cultural heritage and change the meaning of its symbols.