The semiotics of the dress
The semiotics of the dress, begun in 2015, is Gen's major body of work and research. Gen is particularly interested in gender as expressed and read through the language of clothes. This rolling project challenges viewers to reconsider rigid gender and identity boundaries in contemporary society by interrogating the sign value of clothing and its relationship to gender bias. The work moves between personal, national and global in its focus and is explored through painting, expanded painting, installation, participatory art, photography, drawing and printing. Please head to the Publications page where you will see Gen's writings available for download on this subject.
Untitled (sisters), 2019, inkjet print on archival matte paper