She’s a Snack

Hickerson, She’s a Snack, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 22x28in.

Artwork Description:

She’s a Snack, 2020, is a rendition based on Gustav Klimt’s Goldfish, 1902. In Klimt’s original painting, 4 female figures swim through flakes of gold. The female nudes are playful and passive, reaffirming the oppressive, dominating male gaze in Art. When considering the playfulness of youth in modern times, the viewer recalls that people who are characterized as sensual are referred to as a ‘snack’. Thus, Hickerson captures a play on words with Klimt’s title, Goldfish while referring to the well-loved cracker, Goldfish, wherein the main female nude transforms into the “snack that smiles back(, Goldfish)” while presenting herself slyly on the kitchen table.

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