Sit Like a Lady 1
sit like a lady, art, figurative art, modern art, contemporary art, r hermelyn di silvestro, printmaking, monotype, pink, manspreading, work on paper, visual metaphor, gender stereotypes, powerful position,
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Sit Like a Lady 1

Sit Like A Lady 1

Sit Like a Lady
Sit Like a Lady 1

Monotype, Oil, 36″ x 27.25″ x 2″

Work on paper mounted to custom wood panel and UV varnished


Juried into Salon at the Triton 2021 2D Art Competition and Exhibition
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara CA


Juried into The Fierce Urgency of Now: Socially Engaged Printmaking
Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico CA


Sit Like a Lady is a visual metaphor for the practice of ‘wo+manspreading.’ This series portrays female figures in confident and powerful body positions, often associated with men. By portraying women in these ‘wide’ positions with dominant body language, I challenge the customary gender stereotypes of ‘a powerful position’ for a man being ‘a sexual signal position’ for a woman.