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jennifer yorke

                 

                 

     

           

Fashion! Food! Sex! Death! Through her Twerks on Paper, Jennifer Yorke laughs at them all. In Yorke's collages, the failures and flaws of the body assert themselves over the seductive veneer of beauty and propriety created by both costume and custom. Despite our best efforts to create controlled, socially appropriate selves, our bodies are often filled with unruly desires, and only imperfectly contain the sticky, the smelly and the wet. Yorke demonstrates the absurdity of our efforts at control through humor - and the humors that seep and spurt out of her fashionable figures. Yorke conflates fashion's celebration and distortion of the body with our more day-to-day experience of its flaws, failures and expellants, and encourages us to shake our asses at them.