Jen Dwyer, 'Not For You Bunny' Solo Show//Feminist- Focused Rococo-Inspired Ceramics

In 18th century France, the morning ritual of dressing and applying makeup was called The Toilette, an occasion of great social significance for both men and women. Visitors and close friends were invited to discuss matters of business, politics, or simply gossip- all while watching their host being prepared for public viewing. This performance could be seen as either an act of submission or an act of rebellion. While society wanted to mold the person into one ideal, with each layer--powdered wigs, corsets, beauty patches--individuals asserted their own sense of agency by redesigning themselves into who they wanted to be.