#TheMagazineProject explores feminine identity through the lens of mass communication and abstraction.
The Magazine Project is a community-based creative project and body of work by visual artist Sarah Darlene Palmeri that explores feminine identity through the lens of mass communication and abstraction. Palmeri created this series from 2015 - 2018 using the pages of fashion magazines as a drawing surface to explore internalized feminine oppression. Through the language of abstraction, she found a vibrant spectrum of gender that was in stark contrast to traditional feminine norms portrayed in mass media.
Palmeri aimed to inspire similar meditations from her audience through group exhibits and immersive installations that included a space for visitors to make their own works. Participants submitted their art to be included in Reassembled, a collection of the artist's and communities' collages reassembled in magazine format. Solo exhibits took place at Understudy in the Colorado Convention Center with the sponsorship of the Denver Theatre District and at the Atrium Gallery at the University of New Mexico-Taos in partnership with Strangers Collective in 2018.
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