Amy Bessone

The multimedia work of New York-born Amy Bessone challenges cultural representations of the female body, incorporating various art-historical and kitsch references, from Greco-Roman nudes to dime-store porcelain pinups. Subverting notions of female figuration and the male gaze, Bessone’s work addresses the dichotomies of high and low, gender and form. Using the physical body as a literal and conceptual framework, the artist exposes the fetishism of objects, both in the art world and as feminist theory. In her film Sunny-Side Up, a pair of voluptuous salt and pepper shakers in the form of Venus de Milo are depicted going about their functional duties. Her short films, paintings, sculptures and prints utilize detachment, fragmentation, embellishment and stylization to create a complex narrative.


Bessone has exhibited in a number of solo and group shows worldwide, including Salon 94 Bowery, New York, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, Vene Klasen Werner, Berlin, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, and MOCA, Los Angeles. 

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