Linder

FIGURE FOR LANDSCAPE
2012
collage (framed)
11 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches

For 40 years, Linder has explored social and cultural expectations of gender identity and sexual commodification by rethinking the cultural treatment of the female body. In Figure for Landscape, Linder collages a flower (most likely pulled from a women’s housekeeping magazine) onto that of a model posing for a men’s pornographic magazine. The resulting composition seductively critiques the increasingly mainstream symptoms of cultural values critical to the gaze. Linder will be exhibiting her work at the Goss Michael Foundation in Dallas beginning this October. Her work has been featured in museum exhibitions at the Royal Festival Hall, London; Kunstverein Munich; ICA, London; Barbican, London; Maison des Arts, Créteil; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Kunsthalle Vienna; Tate, St Ives; and the Tate Britain, London. Linder’s solo exhibitions have included the Cornerhouse, Manchester; Futura Gallery, British Council, Prague; MoMA PS1, New York; and Baltic, Gateshead. Linder was born in Liverpool in 1954, and now lives and works in Lancashire.

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courtesy of the artist, stuart shave modern art, london; and blum & poe, los angeles
gallery websites: www.modernart.net, www.blumandpoe.com