Photographer Martin Schoeller’s portraits of competitive bodybuilders Christine Roth (left) and Kim Harris (right) are part of the exhibition “She Got Game.” (Courtesy of Arlington Arts Center)
Read my review, and check out a selection of images from the show after the jump.
Jacqueline Morton is one of several competitive shooters featured in Nancy Floyd’s photo essay about women who practice a sport more often associated with men and machismo. (Nancy Floyd)
“Putting the Balls Away” plays on a small TV screen at the center of Tara Mateik’s installation. In the video, the “transfeminist” artist — who prefers the pronoun “he” and whose work subverts notions of gender norms — re-enacts the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, playing the role of both King and Riggs. (Courtesy of Arlington Arts Center)
Is it sport or is it fashion? In Dewey Nicks’s video “The Beauty of the Power Game,” which features several of professional tennis’s best (and most beautiful) female players, the line between athleticism and eroticism is blurred. (Dewey Nicks)
Photographer Sarada Conaway’s “Makeover” series is a collaboration between the artist and her subjects, in which Conaway encourages friends and family members to express hidden sides of themselves. (Sarada Conaway)
Dancer and performance artist Holly Bass mocks sports advertising and objectification of the female body in “NWBA #1.” (From Holly Bass/Photo by Shimon and Tammar)