Real Woman  

Drawings by Julia Clift
Opening Reception
April 28th 6-9pm
April 14th - May 28th 2018

Over five years in the making, Woman Drawings strives toward an honest and inclusive representation of women today. Mainstream images that objectify women and imply body-standards are all too common. Woman Drawings endeavors to confront this normalized visual culture by positioning women as self-possessed subjects. For Julia, the painstaking process of pencil drawing is a means of paying homage to each unique body. The models, friends and acquaintances, each posed during an individual photo session in Julia's studio. From the photos, she selected references for the drawings that, in her eyes, reflected strength, beauty, and psychological complexity. Ultimately, this series led her down a path marked by difficult questions around empowerment, liberation, and artistic responsibility. For viewers, Julia hopes to provoke meaningful self-reflection and dialogue.

To see Julia's work please visit her website



FrameWorks Studio & Gallery offers a 400 square foot gallery space in the heart of Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. We take pride in showcasing the work of regional artists.  Recently, we have also developed a mini-exhibition space in our gallery's large picture windows. We look forward to bringing you a diverse selection of original art by established and emerging artists.

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