Apr 4, 2024 - Things to Do

Art Snack: Alice Christine Walker's "Spilled Milk"

A naked torso and hands pouring two pints of milk from red cartons in a V.

Alice Christine Walker's show at Blackfish Gallery opens tonight and includes "Spilled Milk." Photo: Courtesy of Alice Christine Walker

For her show "Gilding the Lily," Alice Christine Walker makes work about the body. Her body.

Zoom in: She shot tasteful nudes in nature and now a series of photos about body dysmorphia and unrealistic beauty standards.

Between the lines: As a teen, she wore water bras and had surgery on her concave chest, but she eventually attained perspective on her "emotional dysregulation."

Walker's artist statement talks about "the hyper-sexualization of women and the insatiable consumption of sex."

  • "Spilled Milk" — as in there's no use crying over spilled milk — depicts layers of trauma, such as when a parent denies the emotions of their children, Walker suggests.
  • Two cartons of milk spill down a naked torso. The end.

If you go: Gilding the Lily opens at Blackfish Gallery Thursday night and runs through April 27.

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