Nanette Boileau
Nanette E. Boileau lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri.

Current Exhibition at Bruno David Gallery (Front Room)
Heard but not said
March 19 - April 24, 2010



Video artist Nanette Boileau premieres a short video titled White Woman. This video exhibits several acts in a life of a white middle class woman and her rituals in her surroundings. The video portrays traditional images of women's work, hands creating; crocheting, baking, decorating. The act of conforming and sexualizing a body by the use of makeup and purging restates patriarchal ideas of femaleness but simultaneously reclaims these notions of woman through the production of an artwork. White Woman breaks down barriers through purging and releases the notions of womanhood from a privileged bondage. The video shorts will thus posit that the position of the white woman is privileged but that this privilege is always in relationship to the social barriers and ideologies of patriarchy.

Nanette Boileau is a doctoral student at Saint Louis University in the department of American Studies with an emphasis on Visual Culture. Boileau received her M.F.A. from Pasadena Art Center College of Design and her Bachelor of Fine Arts, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.




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