Christina A. West: Strut
399 N Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91767
Saturday, September 7 at 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
Ends Jan 26, 2025
Strut is an exhibition of new ceramic sculpture and photographs by Christina A. West that complicate tropes of masculinity common to representations of the male body. Referencing the stumps and struts common to classical marble sculpture, West’s new ceramic sculptures function as plinths and supports for models to interact with. Rather than mimicking marble, these ceramic supports are modeled and glazed to suggest the visceral, while also encouraging awkward, inventive positioning of the body. West’s work counters centuries of images of men (created by men) that depict the male body as a caricatured representation of power, strength, and heroism, instead blending beauty and strength with vulnerability and awkwardness to convey the complexity of embodied experience. Strut, which includes two large ceramic sculptures, photographs, and timelapse video, will be on view in the Igal & Diane Silber Vault Gallery at AMOCA from September 7, 2024–January 26, 2025.