Gallery Openings and Events

RandallScottProjects Presents Unadorned by Julia Fullerton-Batten

Photo courtesy of RandallScottProjects.

Donna, 2012 by Julia Fullerton-Batten. Photo courtesy of RandallScottProjects.

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Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28 from 6pm to 8pm

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RandallScottProjects is announces their next exhibition by London based photographer, Julia Fullerton-Batten “Unadorned” opening September 28th and continuing through October 26th.

Taking inspiration from renaissance painting, Julia Fullerton-Batten examines the role of the human figure and its objectification in contemporary media. For this series, Fullerton-Batten selected full figured subjects, those that contemporary media, and society would deem “fat” and considered undesirable as models and spokespersons in contemporary advertising.

Fullerton-Batten places each subject into a contemporary still life environment drawn from a period in historical painting when the fuller figure was considered true to life and desirable. She infuses irregularities: broken pearls, wilted flowers, rotting fruit and a decaying domestic setting to create tension. Her subjects are carefully positioned and beautifully lit as a reference to historical painting, but are still oddly contemporary.

Her subjects appear comfortable, without shame or inhibition, however we as a society, influenced and manipulated are lead to believe that these people must not be comfortable in their own skin. This fuels a deeper subtext that we, as visual consumers must understand and discern: reality vs. truth in advertising.

These images are instrumental in Fullerton-Batten’s pursuit of understanding the role of the human form and the unrealistic importance society gives it. Fullerton-Batten is one of London’s most sought after contemporary advertising photographers. Her visual exploration and the personal relationships she develops with the people she chose as her subjects direct each image and reinforce her conviction in the power of humanity.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday through Saturday: 11am to 7pm

RandallScottProjects is located at 1326 H Street NE, 2nd Floor. For more information call 202.417.4872 visit www.randallscottprojects.com or contact them at [email protected]

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