Feminine DilemmaInsight II, 2012
Monica Zabicki (American, b. 1990) BFA Painting
Acrylic on canvas (40” x 30”) [[MORE]]“There is reward in defining yourself as an individual; yet one cannot help but feel pressured into fitting a predetermined mold. This is especially true for women in the south, as the culture encourages them to adopt a traditional female role. While adopting such a role would be easily acceptable, I prefer to challenge this convention through my paintings. This dilemma has led me to investigate the movement of feminism. While it has not provided definitive answers, there is comfort found in its criticism; specifically contemporary criticism of second generation feminism. Like the complexity of feminist criticism, my paintings involve time, adding layer upon layer. The women depicted are frequently confined to claustrophobic space, similar to cultural limitations. This work pays tribute to this criticism and its ongoing growth.”

Feminine Dilemma
Insight II, 2012

Monica Zabicki (American, b. 1990)
BFA Painting

Acrylic on canvas (40” x 30”)

“There is reward in defining yourself as an individual; yet one cannot help but feel pressured into fitting a predetermined mold. This is especially true for women in the south, as the culture encourages them to adopt a traditional female role. While adopting such a role would be easily acceptable, I prefer to challenge this convention through my paintings. This dilemma has led me to investigate the movement of feminism. While it has not provided definitive answers, there is comfort found in its criticism; specifically contemporary criticism of second generation feminism. Like the complexity of feminist criticism, my paintings involve time, adding layer upon layer. The women depicted are frequently confined to claustrophobic space, similar to cultural limitations. This work pays tribute to this criticism and its ongoing growth.”

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