Appropriation from pop-culture sources has been a tool for many feminist artists. Rosler’s use of commercial imagery re-contextualizes mass media’s depictions, while exposing the everyday myths, absurdities, and complexities associated with femininity. Reworking the patriarchal ‘male gaze’ as a subversive tool in popular cultural imagery, Rosler reveals the power of mass media and its influence on notions of gender, sexuality, and domesticity. Bathroom Surveillance or Vanity Eye
exposes that the forces of oppression that are played out in the privacy of the home are inseparable from the public sphere.
From the exhibition: Dismantling the House (August 21 – October 18, 2015)