In the series Construct of Viewpoint, artist Hannah Altman decorates tapestries, embroidery hoops, silk robes and pillowcases with self-portraits in an effort to re-attach the identity of women onto this primarily female-centric activity.

Altman’s contemporary self portraits are coy, zoomed in and cropped tightly, not showing the entire picture. Splashed across the textiles, they poetically advocate female identity. The artist assumes the cloth canvases entirely, bridging the separation between maker and object. “In this sense, it is an act of power for the female to relentlessly insert herself into her own work. From its creation to its public reception, the female is observably present,” states Altman.

Construct of Viewpoint will be exhibited at Junior High in Los Angeles from October 20, 2017.

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