Gallery Exhibit: Fully Disclothed
York University’s Samuel J. Zacks Gallery invited Fully Disclothed to exhibit the project in an independent show that ran from December 16, 2013 to January 17, 2014.
The exhibit featured a curated selection of participant photographs framed with their accompanying written pieces. It also included a video projection of behind-the-scenes footage from one of the photo shoots.
The January 9th reception was well-attended, drawing members of the public, friends, and family, as well as a number of the participants whose photos were on the wall.
The atmosphere was intimate. The mix of participants and public created a unique experience: for gallery-goers to interact personally with the exhibited subjects. Participants shared their experience with the project, and talked about what it was like to be walking clothed through an exhibit that showed their more vulnerable sides, creating a buzz of openness and excitement. Viewers lingered at each display, taking the time to read what each person had written about themselves. People who hadn’t participated questioned each other on whether they, too, would get naked on the internet, and what they would expose of themselves if they did.
More than an art exhibit, the evening was a platform for self-reflection.