Curators: Aditi Parikh
"you are a euphemism" is a body of self-portraits that seek to productively obscure my self to reveal a collective self. An assemblage of collages sourced from Psychology Today, Elle Magazine, and a Woman's World edition on female weight loss, supplemented by the University of Toronto's Varsity. the creation of this work was the most instinctive process I have had the fortune to experience. The piece fell into place almost immediately; the work drew me in with its physicality and ensured that every cut and alphabet was first thought through. Revisions to this work were restricted to the area of ordering and arrangement. “you are a euphemism" explores body image and embodied self-resentment, it indulges in the sexuality of ourselves and brings to the forefront the experience of existing in our own personal meat bags.