Whether it’s the supermodel on the billboard, the bejeweled array of pageant girls, or the size zero pants that some of us can’t even squeeze a foot into – we’re all constantly reminded that when it comes to the commonly-held standard of beauty, thin is in.
However, local photographer Mollie Corbett challenges those ideals with her latest exhibit, Dangerous Curves, featured now through Feb. 16, in artspace’s coolspace gallery. Corbett describes the exhibit as her “love letter of recognition for an alternative perception of beauty and a message of hope and acceptance to women who have not yet realized their own beauty.”
Dangerous Curves features nude and semi-nude portraits of eight Shreveport-Bossier women. Corbett explained the inspiration behind such a showcase in a recent interview with Red River Radio’s Kate Archer Kent:
“It’s odd and ironic because so many women are walking around with these dimensions, and yet they’re not being recognized as beautiful in the mainstream media.”
But you don’t have to just read what Corbett said here. Hear it straight from Corbett herself when she stops by artspace this Saturday, Jan. 26, noon to 4 p.m., to promote the exhibit.
Unsure about taking the kids? Just send them downstairs where artspace will be celebrating William Joyce Movie Day with a free movie marathon featuring The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, Robots, and Meet the Robinsons as well as popcorn, candy and drinks.
Artspace is located at 710 Texas St. in Shreveport’s Downtown West Edge Arts District. Call (318) 673-6535 for more information.
All photos featured in this post are provided by Mollie Corbett Photography.