Casual NSFW Sculptures Show Women Getting Cozy In Themselves

Shona McAndrew sculpts plus-sized ladies who are at home in themselves.

The Philadelphia-based 26-year-old, one of 28 female artists whose work appears in exhibit with the Museum of Sex, creates sculptures, paintings, photos, and digital collages that frequently depict women in quiet moments of self-exploration. In keeping with the exhibit’s title, the male gaze is entirely absent from her work. Her art is utterly un-voyeristic, almost as if it’s framed by no gaze at all.

“I hope my girls’ physical presence is able to dismantle some of the traditional voyeuristic distance,” says McAndrew.

Her girls are confident in the natural way that most of us revert to in the absence of an audience, totally at ease and not at all performative. Their nudity provokes in us none of the anxieties of the voyeur who watches something that was meant to be hidden: this nudity wasn’t meant to be hidden.

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