Copycat | Hannah Lewis-Lopes


October 3–27, 2016 | White Gallery

Reception: Thursday, October 6, 2016 | 6–8pm

Curated by Carlin Brown

Copycat is an installation of ten life-sized black-and-white photographs of different bodies performing an array of gestures, mimicking those used in commercial images. By isolating these gestures from their context, the photographs examine how body language functions to establish relationships between bodies, gender, and power. Combining masculine and feminine signifiers creates tension and contradictions within the images, implicating viewers to consider their own bodies and the mainstream representation of bodies through commercial photographs.

Hannah Rosa Lewis-Lopes is a visual artist from Hawaii based out of Portland, Oregon. She received her BFA in Photography from the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Her work explores the dichotomies of artifice and the contemporary body.