Role Reversal: Christa Blackwood, Lissa Rivera, And Jessica Yatrofsky

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

March 2 - April 7, 2018

  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 6-9 pm; Featuring Remarks by Christa Blackwood & Jessica Yatrofsky
Lissa Rivera Beautiful Boy Study with Chairs
Lissa Rivera - Beautiful Boy (Study with Chairs 1)

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center presents Role Reversal, an exhibition that presents the work of three women photographers whose images challenge long-held perceptions of beauty and gender roles in visual culture.

Gender disparity has long played an important part in informing the way we look at art and art history. Traditionally, men are the artists and viewers, while women have been confined to play the role of the muse: subjects to be painted, sculpted, and photographed by and from the male perspective.

However, photographs taken by Christa Blackwood, Lissa Rivera, and Jessica Yatrofsky do not exist solely as a counterpoint to the male narrative. Their work is part of a larger conversation about how we see, present, and view others in society.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204