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Sara Holwerda

Beet Duet

2010, Acrylic on board, 9"w x 12"h (each)

This series of paintings is an investigation into the presentation of women in the media. I have interpreted the pin up genre (also known as “cheesecake”) as well as advertisements that utilize the female form (as a series of parts or something to be “consumed”), to create surreal “edible” dancers. I am interested in how idealized presentations of the female body in our visual culture can leave real women vulnerable to disordered self-perception, objectification, and even violence.

Sara Holwerda - Beet Duet

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.