April 17, 2018

In her series Comparisons (2015-18), Virginia Maksymowicz incorporates images of caryatids and canephorae—columns in the shape of female bodies and of women bearing baskets on their heads—into a catalog of forms that extends beyond the classical examples from the Erechtheion in the Acropolis at Athens. The caryatid upholding a pediment is a rich metaphor: in the artist’s words, it is “the visual summation of human life and women’s fundamental role in supportin...

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