Art: Magazine Pages
Magazine Pages is an ongoing series that explores how our brains are wired to read faces and sort them into gender, race and class. Gillen selects pages and fragments of images from magazines for the model to hold, or places them within the frame and then records the constructed image with her camera. These layers explore our innate social and cultural bias to place things into categories. The tension between the two images, one 2-D and the other 3-D, causes contradiction and duality. Using humor and oblique reframing of images, Gillen plays with our cognitive processes and indoctrinated prejudice’s by blurring the boundaries between two things within one image.