Union Gallery

project room

Body Positive

Curated by Hiba Ali
Natasha Allen, Mikki Barnett, Rosela Boland, Katarina Damiano, Julia Fast-Grass, Natalie Fielding, Breanna Gordon, Neve Scullino, Sarah Swedberg, and Kathleen Vivian

March 22 - April 19, 2019 | Reception: Friday, March 22, 2019, 5-7pm


Rosela Boland, Iris, plaster life-casts, steel and dry twigs, 2019

Body Positive refers to the inversion of the molding processing used to cast a sculpture. A mold occupies the negative space, while the cast is the positive space. Body Positive also refers to a social movement that advocates building of confidence of all bodies, no matter the size, form, or appearance. It serves to dismantle unrealistic beauty standards predominant in mainstream representations of the body.


Kathleen Vivian, I Need Help, plaster life-casts, metal armature, packing tape, plastic wrap, and newspaper, 2019