Michelle de la Vega’s work is a study of complex human relationships. Leveraging striking imagery and installations swarming with text, her multimedia Sugar Project tackles the commercial idealization of women.
“The Sugar Project uses the medium and metaphor of sugar to explore how we express and experience the commodification of women in our culture,” she says. “In addition to its feminine beauty, this image has a painful feel, a slightly violent undertone. Her mouth cannot function properly to speak, to eat, to breathe, with all that sugar on it.”
The Sugar Project is on view in Georgetown at both Bridge Productions and Oxbow through April 29.