Joan Cox

Silber Art Gallery, Goucher College in Maryland
Sept. 22 - Dec 8, 2013

You can view all of the work and installation photos of Taboo on the Baker Artist Award nomination website.

I use narrative, historical art references, fantastical elements of costumes and autobiography to depict taboo intimacies between women—acknowledging and emphasizing the female gaze. My work consists of large paintings, photographs and monotypes created over the past two years. I construct intimate moments in my photographs and create narrative portraits of lesbian relationships.

My work opens up a dialogue about the increasingly open presence of lesbian couples in contemporary society and the lack of their presence in the history of Western art.

Press coverage in the Baltimore Gay Life Paper

Contact me if you have any questions about the work.