A South Georgia native, Aubree Denton, will receive her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art from Valdosta State University in 2018. After the completion of her BFA Denton plans on furthering her education by pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics. Her main area is sculpture with a focus on portrayals of the human body, exploring gender identity, and the connotations attached to these through the mixing of various medias. Denton’s overall goal is to have a lasting impact on her viewers long after her work has initially been seen by encouraging the viewer to question their own interpretations of gender.
My main area of interest is sculptural art with a focus on portrayals of the human body. All of my figure sculptures are created to resemble traditional Greek statues and the idealized form that they represent. Typically, my figures are addressed in a way that explores gender identity, the female body, and the connotations attached to these through the mixing of various medias. Although my primary medium is clay, my work is a combination of various elements such as textiles, wood, metal, etc.
The question my work relates the most to is what makes something masculine or feminine? As a society we have pre-constructed notions of gender and associate certain aspects of our environment as inherently male or female elements. In response, my art uses these concepts to challenge the audience to interact beyond not just the physical but also on a mental level as well.
My overall goal is to have a lasting impact long after my work has initially been seen by making the viewer question their own interpretation of gender. One way I do this is by incorporating materials that are traditionally associated with a particular sex, in a non-traditional way. For example, I did an installation piece where I chose to incorporate panty hose because they are typically a garment worn only by women.
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13" x 25"
18" x 34"
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Mixed Media Installation