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Ginger R. Burrell

Assume the position
Ginger R. Burrell
Art Library Rare Books Collection: N 7433.4 .B8658 A97 2013 box 21.1

"I walked into a full body scanner at airport security and was asked to stand with my feet apart and my arms held up. At that point I realized that we've become both victims and assumed criminals in choosing to travel by air. We are holding not only the position that a robber would demand, 'put 'em up, ' but also the position of body searches commanded by the police 'put your hands above your head and spread 'em.' To capture these feelings, I photographed people with their hands up from behind and then used digital manipulation to alter the images to evoke the x-rays to which we are now subjected. Finally, I added text with sayings that a TSA agent, a police officer and a criminal might say to any of us"--Artist's statement on 23 Sandy Gallery website.

Ginger R. Burrell, Yōko Ono
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.B8658 B56 2019

"Inspired by Yoko Ono's 'Grapefruit,' this boxed set includes a Coptic-bound book with 60 Instructions to Save the Planet. Some sincere, some tongue-in-cheek, some meant to shock the reader into action, these instructions call attention to climate change and the real consequences that we're already beginning to experience. Along with the book are 4 Biospheres, wooden globes with accordion books held together magnetically"—Artist's statement at the Vamp & Tramp website, viewed on September 30, 2019.

Paper dolls
Ginger R. Burrell
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.3 .B86 P36 2015

Edition of 10, Art Library has copy 4. "Paper Dolls began as a feminist manifesto about the role of women in society past and the ever present attempts to return women to that role. In the entire book, The Complete Book of Sewing by Constance Talbot (1943), there was only one photograph of a man sewing and he was listed as the expert. Over time, however, Paper Dolls became a sentimental journey through my childhood …"—artist's statement from Vamp and Tramp Booksellers website.

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