My work explores relationships, beauty and women's identity in a post-feminist era. It is a series of portraits which illustrate the character beneath the surface of small town Canadian women. Each subject has sent intimate digital images of themselves nude, something which now is much more instantaneous than before due to the easiness and accessibility of the internet and digital cameras. These portraits question the distance between subject and viewer and how we look at people. In the artist/model relationship, the women whom I had asked were close friends and had full reign in how they chose to adorn themselves and pose. Aspects of role playing and personal preferences in how they wish to be seen are very revealing and intimate. It is an intimate investigation of women's identity and sexuality in a post feminist era, where a woman can be a sexual object for herself.
April 2011 “Pinups of History” Joe Cunningham Gallery, Oceanside Community Arts Council, Parksville, BC
Selected Group Exhibitions
April 2011 “The New Pretenders” Oxo Tower, Bargehouse, London UK
Nov 2009 “Minnow & Bass” Group Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario.
Sept 2009 “Content” Graduate Exhibition, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna.
Sept 2009 Travelling Exhibition, Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon.
Jun 2009 "Custom Subject” Group Exhibition, SOPA, Kelowna BC.
2009/2008 Art on the Line,Juried Group Exhibiton,University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna.
Sept 2007 “Connections” The Courthouse, NV Community Arts Council, Merritt BC.
Alexandra Edmonds was born October 1st, 1983 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. She attended UBC Okanagan and recieved her BFA in 2009. She currently is pursuing her MFA at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London returning to Canada in the summer .