Monica Zabicki (American, b. 1990) BFA PaintingFeminine DilemmaInsight III, 2012
Acrylic on canvas (36” x 48”) [[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.”

Monica Zabicki (American, b. 1990)
BFA Painting

Feminine Dilemma

Insight III, 2012

Acrylic on canvas (36” x 48”)

“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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