|Stephie Key, a third-year photography student (class of '16), will host her first public photography exhibition on May 7.
Stephie produces work under her pseudonym Cherry Lazar, her sexualized alter-ego.
In an interview for New Zealand's Stuff.co.nz, she said second-wave British and American feminist of the 1970s mostly inspires her artwork. She seeks to depict a universal meaning of femininity, where every woman should feel sensual, powerful and beautiful in their own unique ways. She has been using her body as a way to address sexuality. Aesthetically, she feels more influenced by James Bidgood and David LaChapelle.
As Cherry Lazar, she has been working with different materials: drawing, poetry, paintings, videos, photos and live performances. Her work is a way for her to express her fantasies.
The Cherry Lazar images are "in many ways autobiographical, as they involve characters that I maybe had a part of in me, or that I know - but the sexual nature and the fantasy element all definitely come from that detached observer camp", Key tells the website.
Even though her work is often described as sexy, Stephie only intends on producing playful and sensual work that are centered on the female body.
The Cherry on Top exhibition will take place at the Jewelry Shop Gallery, in the third arrondissement. Visitors can expect music, live performance and more than 60 pieces of her work.
|Location:||Jewelry Shop Gallery
79, rue Charlot
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet Site : www.thejewleryshop.com
|Date:||Thursday, May 7, 2015|