Wardell Milan: A Series of Inspiring Women
Louis B James
Opening Date: March 04, 2012
Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm
In his "Female Bodybuilders," Milan furthers his exploration of the athletic, muscular body. The subjects of his drawings, taken from industry magazines and combined with other imagery of women from fashion and pornography, hover between the heroic and the grotesque. Viscerally and starkly rendered in charcoal, both large and small in format, Milan’s figures become post-gender warriors, a tribe of contemporary Amazons who through extreme labor transmogrify their bodies and in turn push the contemporary ideal of physical perfection into uncharted realms.