@ the Riverside Art Museum

Exhibition Dates: Saturday, March 23 through Sunday, September 8, 2024

This exhibition will feature works from Sheila Pree Bright’s portfolio of her thought-provoking 2003 series, Plastic Bodies.

The series challenges society’s narrow definition of beauty and its detrimental effects on self-image. Bright’s groundbreaking collection of photographs showcases the emotions and vulnerability experienced by individuals who feel compelled to conform to society’s unrealistic standards.

Bright began work on Plastic Bodies in 2003, presciently exploring themes that have resurfaced twenty years later with the release of the new film Barbie — though the photographic series and Greta Gerwig’s film are quite different in terms of their approach.

Image: Untitled 3, 2003