November 20, 2021
What does it mean to be a woman in this day and age?
A two-woman show of Ciane Javier and Pauline Reynolds.
The Works (Woman):
by Pauline Reynolds
My works for this show are about exploring the most sensitive parts of the female body, and how it could give rise to a variety of emotions when touched, stimulated, or even looked at.
Most women, including myself, consider a sexual experience as a highly emotional experience that could bring about joy, contentment, liberation, and even a sense of purpose; but at times, it could also bring about indignation and trauma.
Exposing one’s body to another could enkindle senses of vulnerability and uncertainty, as it involves getting rid of the veil one has ever so carefully wrapped around the body—for protection, for disguise, or for reclaiming control.
You unveil, and you surrender. You present yourself. All of you. Raw. Open. Ready to be pulled into a physical-psychological loop of pleasure or torment.